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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022

PTI changes Sialkot rally venue

Islamabad, May 14 (UNI) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced that it has changed the venue for its Sialkot rally to VIP cricket ground on Saturday after they were stopped by the police from preparing the CTI ground for the public gathering on the grounds that it did not have the requisite permission to hold a rally there, Express Tribune reported. Members of the minority Christian community, to whom the land belongs had protested and filed a writ petition against the use of the church land for political purposes. Authorities said that the PTI has changed its rally venue and that it will be provided will complete security to hold its event. “Former prime minister Imran Khan will be provided security according to his rank,” the authorities said, adding that the rally was stopped at CTI grounds in efforts to not hurt the sentiments of the Christian community. Earlier in the day, PTI workers who were preparing the venue for Imran Khan's rally were stopped by police and the district administration of Sialkot from doing so which led to scuffle between the two leading to the police using baton charge and tear gas to disperse the PTI workers. The police also arrested PTI leader Usman Dar and several others after permission to hold a rally at the earlier venue had been denied by DC Imran Qureshi. UNI ACL1820