No rallies allowed in Rawalpindi, more than 5,000 policemen deployed across city: RPO

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RAWALPINDI: The Regional Police Officer (RPO) Rawalpindi said on Friday that no rallies are allowed in the city except the gathering for Friday prayers, adding that more than 5,000 policemen have been deployed across Rawalpindi for the security reasons and to avoid any untoward situation.

Talking to media representatives in Rawalpindi on Friday, the RPO Rawalpindi Umar Hayat Lalika said that no rallies are allowed in the city today, adding that only Friday gatherings are allowed.

The RPO Rawalpindi said that he has not been informed about any rally being organized in the city.

It may be mentioned that Wafaqul Madaris al-Arabia is observing countrywide ‘protest day’ today against Rawalpindi incident. All the educational institutes in Islamabad are closed while a rally would be taken out which would start from Lal Mosque and culminate at the Islamabad’s National Press Club after Friday prayers.

The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Ahmed Ludhianvi will lead the prayers outside the mosque and seminary torched by rioters on 10th Muharram during a procession.

The Difae Pakistan Council and traders bodies have announced their support to a ‘peaceful protest’ while the Punjab government said it will deploy army and paramilitary Rangers as part of security arrangements.

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