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No one will be allowed to stage rally at D-Chowk: Nisar

Speaking to media here, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that no one will be allowed to challenge the writ of the country and will do everything under the law to maintain it.

Nisar asked, “Demonstrations and public gathering can be staged in whole of the country. It is not necessary that they are held only in Islamabad.”

The minister stated that Rs. 1 billion were spent on the four-month sit-in at Islamabad’s D-Chowk and it took weeks to clean the mess in the area.

He also laid the conditions for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to stage their upcoming public gatherings in different areas of the federal capital except for D-Chowk and F-9 Park.

He added that those attending PTI’s gatherings should not go beyond a point specified by the government and the management itself will be responsible if any untoward incident took place.

The minister added that he will discuss the terms with the Chairman PTI Imran Khan.

Nisar, responding to the allegations leveled by the opposition parties against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family regarding offshore wealth, said that they should stand on their word.

He went on to say, “Imran Khan had demanded investigation of the claims made in the Panama Leaks by taking my name.”

“I present myself for accountability,” Nisar said.

The interior minister said, “We will not have to only rely on allegations if we are to investigate the matter.”

He added that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan should have talked about former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s Surrey Palace before criticizing PM Nawaz and his family over having flats London’s area of Mayfair.



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