The letter informed both the leaders that all public gatherings including rallies and processions were banned in Islamabad under Section-144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The chief commissioner said that PTI would be required to seek permission from assistant commissioner.
The letter written by Deputy Commissioner Mujahid Sherdil to PTI chief Imran Khan reads:
“This is with reference to the open source information regarding rally of PTI at ICT scheduled for 14th August, 2014. It is intimated that due to precarious security environment, under section 144 CRPC imposed in Islamabad Capital Territory, all public gatherings and rallies are banned. Therefore any public event requires prior coordination and permission for necessary security arrangements and relaxation of section 144 Cr. P.C from the District Magistrate of ICT. So far ICT administration have neither received any request from PTI to hold any public event in ICT nor has such a permission being given under the law…
You are requested to direct your party to interact with the ICT administration so that the very serious and fragile security situation (particularly with reference to ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation) should be thoroughly thrashed out…”