Multan administration cuts off power connection to venue of PDM public gathering

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Multan [Pakistan], November 28 (ANI): The Multan district administration in Pakistan on Saturday cut off electricity connections to the venue of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) public gathering on November 30 in an attempt to create hurdles for the organisers.

Dunya News reported that workers at Qasim Bagh Stadium alleged that the equipment brought for the rally has been seized by the police and they were trying to bring in generators for the rally after the power connections were cut off.

Earlier, a large number of workers of various opposition parties on Saturday removed barriers and forced their way into the venue of the jalsa.

The workers, led by the leaders of PDM constituent parties including Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), forcefully entered the venue by breaking the locks of three of the six stadium games, reported ARY News.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's youngest child, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari will be participating in the rally.

Earlier today, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would not give permission to the political parties to hold anti-government rallies in Multan and other cities due to spread of Covid-19.

Prime Minister Khan's spokesperson warned people that those will attend public meetings be sent behind bars.

The opposition's PDM will conduct a rally in Multan after holding similar power shows at Peshawar, Gujranwala, Karachi, and Quetta, demanding Khan's resignation. (ANI)