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26 Dec 2019 | 10:49 AM UTC

Pakistan: Rally planned in Rawalpindi December 27

Pakistan News Alert

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) announces rally in Liaquat Bagh (Rawalpindi) on December 27; heightened security presence and transportation disruption are likely.

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Rawalpindi

Event

The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is planning to hold a rally in Rawalpindi on Friday, December 27, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

The rally, which has been approved by the Lahore High Court (LHC), is expected to take place in Liaquat Bagh.

A heightened security presence and localised transportation disruption are expected in the vicinity of the rally.

Context

Rawalpindi authorities had previously denied permission for the rally over alleged security concerns, prompting the PPP to file a petition in the Lahore High court (LHC).

Advice

Individuals in Rawalpindi are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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