PTI given go-ahead for Nov 30 rally: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: In­te­rior Min­is­ter Chaudhry Nisar an­nounced that a no-ob­jec­tion cer­tifi­cate (NoC) has been is­sued to the Pak­istan Tehreeke-In­saf (PTI) to go ahead with its rally sched­uled to take place on Novem­ber 30.

Ear­lier, PTI rep­re­sen­ta­tives in ne­go­ti­a­tions with the Islamabad dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials failed to get an NoC be­ing is­sued for the party's planned Novem­ber 30 rally on Thurs­day af­ter the for­mer in­sisted on mov­ing the venue closer to Par­lia­ment.

Talk­ing to the Islamabad Deputy Com­mis­sioner Mu­jahid Sherdil had said all that re­mained was for the PTI to sign an af­fi­davit con­tain­ing 42 clauses dis­cussed in the meet­ing. "The NoC will be is­sued af­ter PTI signs the af­fi­davit."

Nisar said, "Mil­i­tants have threat­ened to tar­get Pak­istan Tehreek-eIn­saf's Novem­ber 30 rally."

"In­tel­li­gence re­ports sug­gest that mil­i­tants could tar­get not only PTI's rally, but the cap­i­tal as a whole," he added.

"The govern­ment would seal the venue where the PTI rally would take place with con­tain­ers, as there were sev­eral threats made by mil­i­tants - not only to par­tic­i­pants, but to the whole of Islamabad as well," the in­te­rior min­is­ter said.

"If there is any un­to­ward sit­u­a­tion, it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the PTI ad­min­is­tra­tion," Nisar said, adding that PTI work­ers would be re­spon­si­ble for se­cu­rity mat­ters in­side the venue of the rally.

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