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Safety personnel deployed outdoors the Election Fee of Pakistan in Islamabad.
  • PDM leaders to collect at Kashmir chowk at 1pm from the place they are going to march to the ECP
  • Sheikh Rasheed warns Opposition from taking the legislation into their fingers
  • PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto won’t take part within the protest

ISLAMABAD: The safety across the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) has been tightened to keep away from any untoward incident amid the deliberate protest by the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) in opposition to the delay within the determination of PTI’s overseas funding case.

Based on Geo Information, the federal authorities has deployed two platoons of the Punjab Rangers together with police personnel across the election fee and sealed the principle entrance with barbed wire.

Walkthrough gates have additionally been put in within the Purple Zone space for pedestrians.

Learn extra: PDM to protest outdoors ECP in opposition to delay in PTI overseas funding case

PDM leaders will collect on the Kashmir Chowk at round 1pm from the place they are going to go to the ECP aboard a container.

‘Foreign funding case biggest scandal’

The PDM management met in Islamabad on the residence of Maulana Fazlur Rehman to overview the protest technique.

Addressing the media after the assembly alongside PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz, the JUI-F chief stated the PTI overseas case can’t be delayed any additional and urged the fee to announce a verdict quickly.

“Decisions against elected prime ministers are given in a few months’ time but verdict against a selected premier has been pending for over six years,” he stated.

Learn extra: Shibli Faraz says Opposition should present funding particulars to ECP as an alternative of ‘hiding behind rallies’

“Foreign funding case is the biggest scandal in Pakistan. Imran Khan has amassed millions in the name of party funds. He took the mother of all NROs to create political instability in the country.”

The JUI-F chief claimed PM Imran Khan used charity funds for personal business and to spread chaos. He said that the alliance discussed Tuesday’s scheduled protest outside the ECP office.

Bilawal to skip protest

The protest will not be attended by PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who is currently in Sukkur and plans to celebrate PPP’s win in the Umerkot by-polls.

‘Red Zone on high alert’

On Monday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed warned the Opposition parties to not take the law into their hands during the protest else they will be responsible for the consequences.

The minister said he had a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the measures being taken regarding the PDM’s protest during which he directed him to ensure that no seminary student was brought to the protest.

Read more: Agents responsible if funds collected illegally, PTI tells ECP

No free hand had ever been given to anyone to hold protest in the Red Zone where all the important offices such as the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue, Prime Minister Secretariat and Parliament House were situated, he added.

The minister cautioned that Rawalpindi and Islamabad had been on high alert since December 15 and seven threat alerts were issued in the due course of time.

“I do not want to scare anyone but the threat risk prevails in the twin cities.”

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