COVID-19: PDM denied permission for Peshawar rally

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the district administration has denied allowing Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold a public gathering on November 22.

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Peshawar has crossed 13 per cent mark and allowing public gathering in this situation will ultimately risk the lives of the people, the administration said in a letter dispatched to the PDM leaders.

We cannot allow you [PDM] to hold a public gathering in the city, the letter read.

The PDM had announced to hold a public gathering in Peshawar on November 22.

On the other hand, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has rejected the district administration’s decision and vowed to hold the rally at any cost.

PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi asked the people and jiyals to get ready for November 22 rally.