PTI given go-ahead for Nov 30 rally: Nisar
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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