Containers set up around PML-N leader’s house; workers harassed by agency personnel

Senior PML-N leader Khurram Dastagir claims the Punjab govt has set up containers around his house prior to the Gujranwala Jalsa. He further said that an agency man was involved in removing banners & picking up political workers.


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, 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