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27 Nov 2020 | 03:13 AM UTC

Pakistan: Opposition coalition plans rally in Multan (Punjab province) November 30

Opposition coalition plans rally in Multan (Punjab province) on November 30; anticipate disruptions

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Event

The newly formed coalition of opposition parties, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), is planning to stage a rally in Multan on Monday, November 30, to denounce perceived economic mismanagement and restriction of political freedom by the government. The gathering is scheduled to occur at the Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh Stadium. Authorities are reportedly withholding authorization for the event on the basis of increased risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission.

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of all rallies. Localized disruptions should also be anticipated. Security personnel may attempt to enforce COVID-19 restrictions on the gathering which may result in clashes with participants.

Advice

Those in the aforementioned locations are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and gatherings as a precaution, anticipate associated disruptions, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

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