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Ban imposed on rallies, protests, political meetings in Islamabad for two months _ a day ahead of PTI long march

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad administration has reimposed section 144 in the city a day ahead of PTI long march.

The government has once again imposed Section 144 _ banning gatherings, political meetings, rallies, and protests in Islamabad for two months.

“The additional district magistrate ICT prohibited all kinds of gatherings of five or more persons, processions, and rallies at any public place within the limits of district Islamabad, including the Red Zone by invoking Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),” an official notification said.

According to notification, some segments of society were planning to organise unlawful assemblies including processions within the jurisdiction of ICT to disrupt normal activities at public places and putting at risk human life.

“It will pose a threat to public property and could lead to a riot or an altercation including a sectarian riot within the ICT,” it added.

Thus, it stressed, immediate prevention and speedy remedy were required, and these directions were necessary to protect public life and property.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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