Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday announced the schedule of opposition’s countrywide rallies under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and PML-N workers’ conventions.

PDM’s first rally is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Friday), October 16 in Gujranwala. The second rally will be held in Karachi on Sunday, October 18, third in Quetta on October 25 while the fourth one on November 22 in Peshawar. Aurangzeb said the opposition alliance will hold fifty rally in Multan on November 30, sixth rally in Lahore on December 13 and this year’s final public gathering will be held in Larkana on December 27.

The laid out series of gatherings across the country in October, November and December by PDM is part of the mass-contact drive against the government.

Several PML-N workers’ conventions were also set in plan starting from 0ctober 13 in Nawabshah, the second on October 31 in Rawalpindi, the third in DG Khan on November 5, the fourth in Bahawalpur on November 26, the fifth in Faisalabad on December 3, the sixth in Sahiwal on December 6, the seventh in Sargodha on December 9 and the eighth workers’ convention would be held in Gujranwala December 11, Marriyum said.

Permission granted to PDM for rally in Gujranwala

PDM was granted permission on Thursday to conduct their rally in the city after a 28-point agreement was signed between PDM leaders and the Gujranwala administration. A notification has been issued by the city’s deputy commissioner.

As per the agreement, all roads leading into the city will be opened and containers will be removed. All people who have been arrested in relation to the rally will also be released. No raids will be conducted either.

However, the PDM is not allowed to block GT Road, which was their alternative plan in case they weren’t granted permission inside the city.

The rally will be held from 3pm till midnight.

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