16th October 2020
By Asra Haque
Vice-President of the PML-N Khurram Dastgir Khan has alleged that PTI’s Punjab government has set up containers around his house and have arrested political workers in order to obstruct and discourage the Pakistan Democratic Movement rally set to commence in Gujranwala today (October 16).
In a phone call with Voicepk.net, the senior leader stated that prior to today’s rally, police, as well as other law enforcement agencies, picked up their workers, invoking the Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Ordinance, 2020 over COVID-19 concerns under the guise of harassing the rally’s attendees.
Although the 400 or so workers were released on bail by the party leaders, the case is still ongoing in the Lahore High Court, where the PML-N has contested that the detentions prior to the protest was not only illegal but constituted political harassment by the PTI government.
Khurram Dastgir also stated that it was not only the police, but also other agency personnel who were picking up PML-N workers