PPP had sought permission from the district administration to conduct the rally – scheduled to observe former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s 12th death anniversary – and requested the management to provide security.
RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid challenged Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari by saying, he will hold a rally in Larkana in response to the party’s December 27 political gathering in Rawalpindi.
“If you’re coming to Rawalpindi, I’ll come to Larkana,” he said. “I am coming there to hold a rally.”
Rashid said that Rawalpindi was a city of noble people that welcomed people who wanted to hold political rallies.
The railways minister, who is also head of his Awami Muslim League (AML), was talking with reference to the PPP’s announcement to hold a rally at the city’s Liaquat Bagh, where the PPP chairperson and former premier Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in the evening of Dec 27, 2007.
The PPP has announced a rally at Liaquat Bagh to mark the 12th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Benazir had been assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 at the venue while she was campaigning for general elections 2008.
Rashid stated that he had advised Bilawal to be cautious in politics, as he was still a child.
“You’ve remained a child all your life,” he said. “This is why I’m always telling you to play cautiously.”
Earlier, administration of Rawalpindi has denied permission to Pakistan Peoples Party for jalsa in Liaquat Bagh on 27th December.
According to details Rawalpindi administration and police have denied Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) permission to hold a rally at Liaquat Bagh on December 27.