PDM Multan jalsa: Showdown expected as Opposition plans to go ahead with rally

MULTAN: A showdown between the government and Opposition is expected today (Monday) as authorities deploy containers and register FIRs to thwart the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM ) from holding its rally.

The PDM, on the other hand, seems adamant on holding rallies with PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz saying the party will hold jalsas wherever authorities put up containers.

A day earlier on Sunday, the Multan district administration, with the help of police, expelled all opposition parties’ activists from the Qasim Bagh Stadium, the public meeting venue, and put locks on its gates once again.

On Saturday, the PDM parties’ activists had broken the locks and occupied the stadium despite repeated warnings from authorities to not do the same.

Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Qasim Gilani and other activists were arrested by Multan Police for defying the law and cases were registered against hundreds of opposition parties’ activists.