Qadri’s expected arrival: Public meetings, rallies banned in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Section 144 has been clamped and all public meetings, rallies prohibited with immediate effect in the city on Sunday, a day before the expected arrival of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Tahirul Qardi in Islamabad.

Rawalpindi DCO, Sajid Zafar said that section 144 has been enforced in the city under which holding of public meetings and rallies besides carrying banners and party flags in the nearby areas of airport would remain banned. He said that section 144 clamped until Tuesday and during this period the use of loudspeaker and display of arms would remain banned, while pillion riding in the city has also been prohibited.

Sources said that all roads leading to the airport likely to be sealed, however, the passengers on showing their boarding cards and other documents could enter into the airport.