LHC asks PPP to prepare for public meeting till it decides case.


RAWALPINDI -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench has given the PPP conditional permission to prepare for a public meeting commemorating former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary at Liaquat Bagh on Dec 27.

The bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi has also summoned the Rawalpindi deputy commissioner tomorrow (Thursday) to present a report and comments on the administration's refusal of permission for the event.

The single bench was hearing a petition filed by PPP City President Babar Jadoon through his lawyer Saeed Yousaf Khan after the district administration refused to let the PPP hold its public meeting at Liaquat Bagh.

PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira and General Secretary Chaudhry Manzoor were among a large number of party workers and supports who were present at the hearing.

Rawalpindi DC summoned to court tomorrow

The court granted conditional permission for the public gathering after hearing the plaintiff's counsel and summoned the Rawalpindi district administration on Dec 26.

The Rawalpindi deputy commissioner had denied the PPP permission to hold its rally for security reasons, after the party sought permission and security for the event.

Mr Khan pleaded before the court that the party wanted to hold a public gathering at Liaquat Bagh on Dec 27 to observe Benazir's death anniversary, for which a due application was moved to the...

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