The Punjab government has decided not to allow the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold public rallies in Lahore and Multan, adding that it would issue a written notification to that effect.
Sources said Geo NewsAn official spokesman said the decision was made in light of the growing number of COVID-19 positive cases in both cities, which necessitated a ban on public gatherings.
“All the concerned agencies and institutions have unanimously agreed on the decision,” the spokesman said, quoting sources as saying that the provincial government would take legal action against those violating the orders and the government Will hold rallies without clear permission.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned that if the corona virus cases continued to rise at the same rate across the country, he would be forced into a complete lockdown, adding that the results PDM will be held responsible.
Visiting his Twitter account, the prime minister accused the PDM of “deliberately endangering lives and property” by holding rallies across the country despite the growing threat of a potentially deadly disease.
“Opposition is wreaking havoc on people’s lives and economy in desperation to get NRO. Let me make it clear that they can hold one million rallies but they will not get any NRO,” he tweeted.