PTI defiant as Lahore admin refuses to allow gathering at Qartaba Chowk

LAHORE: The Lahore district administration has denied consent to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold an open meeting at Qartaba Chowk today regarding the NA-120 by-survey, saying it couldn’t permit hindering of the principle street for a whole day, a private news channel has revealed. However, the channel said that the party has declined to orchestrate its get-together at some other setting. PTI has rather requested that the organization guarantee fitting safety efforts in the zone as Imran Khan and other senior party leaders will also be going to the present power appear, it included.

NA-120 fell empty after previous PM Nawaz Sharif was excluded by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has handled Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, while the PTI has selected Dr Yasmin Rashid as its hopeful. Pakistan People’s Party hopeful Faisal Mir is likewise challenging this vital by-decision, which is being viewed as a litmus test for the decision gathering’s prominence in wake of the Panama Papers issue.