Islamabad: Opposition leaders including Pakistan Muslim League (N) vice-president Marayam Nawaz among other top leaders were booked for holding a public meeting at the Minar-i-Pakistan on Sunday against govt orders related to the COVID-19 guidelines.
The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged based on a complaint by one Mohammad Zameer, the security-in-charge of Greater Iqbal Park at the Lahore’s Lari Adda police station, Dawn reported on Tuesday.
The FIR stated that the PDM went ahead with the rally even though the Lahore deputy commissioner had refused to grant it permission for the same in view of security threat alerts and rising cases of COVID-19.
Apart from Maryam Nawaz, other PML-N leaders who have been booked are, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Talal Chaudhry, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Azma Bokhari; Javed Hashmi, and more than a hundred opposition workers.
The opposition’s meeting at Lahore’s Minar-i-Pakistan was the sixth such meeting of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).