Imran Khan denied permission to land at Parade Ground on Saturday, says party

ISlamabad: Imran KhanPakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party on Friday said the Islamabad government had refused to allow the former Prime Minister’s helicopter to land at the Parade in the garrison city of Pakistan. Rawalpindi on Saturday to address a protest rally against Shehbaz Sharif government.
Khan, who is recovering from gunshot wounds in an assassination attempt, will address his supporters in Rawalpindi on November 26. He has said that his party’s rally in Rawalpindi will ” completely peaceful”.
Taking to Twitter, PTI leader Asad Umar said that Islamabad authorities had refused to grant permission to the party’s petition asking for the party chairman’s helicopter to land at Parade Grounds on Saturday.
Deputy General Director of PTI Shireen Mazari also criticized the Islamabad government for not allowing Khan’s helicopter to land at the Parade.
“ICT denied permission for IK helium to land at Parade Ground despite GHQ’s permission yesterday – permission is needed from both! Obviously this is a joke & a good police case- bad cop.
“Fear of Imran Khan has seeped into the Conspirators’ minds and they continue to threaten his life,” she tweeted while reacting to the Capital Territory Authority’s decision Islamabad (ICT).
Earlier this week, PTI applied to the Islamabad high court (IHC) asking for permission for Khan’s helicopter to land and take off from the Parade until “the end of the rally”.
Pakistan’s military said it had “no objection” to PTI’s request to allow Khan’s helicopter to land on Parade Ground under their control.
“Headquarters does not object to the request that the placement of helicopters be authorized by the authorities,” Dawn newspaper on Thursday quoted a statement from the headquarters of the Pakistani Army as saying.
Khan, 70, survived a gun attack on his convoy while holding a protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad on Nov. 3. The attack took place while Khan was leading the charge. marches scheduled to end in the capital, Islamabad.
Khan was ousted from power in April after losing a vote of no confidence in his leadership, which he accused was part of a US-led plot against him for his independent foreign policy decisions toward Russia, China, and Afghanistan. The United States has denied the allegations.
The cricket-turned politician, the only Pakistani Prime Minister to be ousted in a vote of no confidence in Parliament, is seeking new general elections. The current parliament’s term will end in August 2023.


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