PDM set to hold public rally in Peshawar today

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public gathering at Peshawar today (Sunday) despite the government’s ban on rallies due to increasing cases of covid-19.

As per details,120-feet long, 32-feet wide and 8-feet high stage and some 50,000 chairs have been set up at the venue in Peshawar’s Kabootar Chowk.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)vice president Maryam Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address the rally.

Containers have also been placed at the spot while activists of different political parties have also gathered with their respective flags. Local leaders of political parties also distributed masks among the workers.

More than 4,000 police officers have been deployed for the PDM rally in Peshawar while over 1,000 wardens will manage the traffic.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan and several ministers have assailed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding the Peshawar rally.

The prime minister slammed the opposition for playing reckless politics over people’s safety. While sharing Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar’s tweet, he wrote that the same PDM members who had wanted a strict lockdown and criticized me earlier now playing reckless politics with people’s safety.

“They are even defying court orders and holding a Jalsa when cases are rising dramatically,” the prime minister wrote.

His tweet came after Asad Umar posted a tweet over the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases in Peshawar. According to the minister, the coronavirus positivity ratio was 13.39 percent on Friday in the city