The Punjab authorities has determined that it’ll not enable the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to carry public rallies in Lahore and Multan, including that it’ll problem a written notification for the aim.
Sources informed Geo News, a authorities spokesperson mentioned that the choice has been taken in view of the rising variety of reported COVID-19 constructive circumstances in each the cities due to which banning public gatherings has change into mandatory.
“All relevant agencies and institutions have unanimously agreed to the decision,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by sources, including that the provincial authorities will take authorized motion towards those that violate the orders and maintain rallies with out the specific permission of the federal government.
Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan additionally warned that Pakistan shall be compelled to enter a whole lockdown if the coronavirus circumstances proceed to surge throughout the nation on the identical price, including that the PDM shall be held liable for the results.
Taking to his Twitter account, the PM blamed the PDM for “deliberately endangering lives and livelihoods” by holding jalsas throughout the nation regardless of the looming menace of the doubtless lethal illness.
“Opposition is callously destroying people’s lives & livelihoods in their desperation to get an NRO. Let me make it clear: they can hold a million jalsas but will not get any NRO,” he tweeted.