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April 11, 2016
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Govt bans rallies in Islambad ahead of PTI foundation day

Govt bans rallies in Islambad ahead of PTI foundation day

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the government would not allow any political party or group to hold rallies at capital's D-Chowk and F-9 park and would establish its writ, days before Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's foundation day rally scheduled to be held on April 24.

"Whatever we need to do, we are going to do. D-Chow and F-9 Park could not be used for political purposes" he said while addressing a press conference. The minister said Islamabad protests in 2014 caused Rs1 billion losses to national exchequer, urging the political parties to hold their rallies in other cities instead of the federal capital where blockades and suspension of mobile phone services cause inconvenience.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan offered PTI chairman Imran Khan to name any officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to head the probe into revelations of Panama leaks.  "Imran Khan suggested Shoaib Suddle head the probe. I hold Shoaib Suddle in high regard, but he is not an FIA officer," he said.

"I have no objection to meet Imran Khan. I can also talk to him by telephone," he said.

The interior minister took an exception to PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan for targeting the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in connection with offshore companies. He said Ahsan should have also mentioned names of his party leaders who hide their assets.

 

 

 

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