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National Hockey Stadium turf removed for PTI power show

PTI plans to hold jalsa in Lahore on August 13 at National Hockey Stadium

By Our Correspondent
August 11, 2022

LAHORE: After rendering thousands of sportspersons jobless during its tenure with the closure of departmental sports, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, led by former cricket captain and ex-prime Minister Imran Khan, has now taken another leap forward by announcing an assembly of its ‘Haqeeqi Azadi jalsa’ at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.

The PTI planned to hold its jalsa at Parade Ground Islamabad Aug 13 but fearing chaos in the federal capital, it was shifted to Lahore. The PTI instead of holding it at Minar-i-Pakistan or some other venue of the provincial metropolis, chose a sports venue, the National Hockey Stadium, where under directions from Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi-led government the turf was being removed Wednesday to prepare for the public gathering.

Social media, private YouTube channels and twitter were blazing with reports of damage being done to the turf and the stadium alike with the PTI power show coming Saturday in which the Punjab government and the Sports Board Punjab are a major parties.

Shiraz Hassan Wednesday took to the twitter and shared a picture in which astro turf of the National Hockey Stadium was being removed. He also wrote ‘Removing Astro Turf from Hockey Stadium Lahore - Because a political gathering will be held in the ground. This is the state of sports in Pakistan - Hockey? Forget it’.

Comments

    Love Your Country commented 2 months ago

    Who is paying for it?

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    Iqbal Malik commented 2 months ago

    It is not safe to hold jalsa in a confined space during sawan. In case of rain there is a risk of stampede.

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    Khadim Hussain commented 2 months ago

    The most honest person Imran khan's character is objectionable

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