The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has called for rallies to be held in Punjab province on Monday, October 12. Demonstrators planned to gather outside the Press Club in Rawalpindi and along Traffic Chowk in Dera Ghazi Khan from 15:00 (local time), additional demonstrations are expected in Bahawalpur and Multan. Reports indicate that the rallies will mark the overthrow of former prime minister and PLM-N founder Nawaz Sharif in 1999.
Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence should be anticipated in the vicinity of rallies. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Those in Punjab province are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all gatherings, anticipate associated disruption, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.
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