Federal govt imposes section 144 in Islamabad

Federal govt imposes section 144 in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has imposed section 144 in Islamabad due to security concerns as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is set to hold its Azadi march on August 14 to protest against alleged rigging in the general elections held last year and to press for electoral reforms.

A notification was issued in this regard on Friday.

The section 144 prohibits the gathering of five or more individuals, carrying weapons and pillion riding.

The decision to impose section 144 in the federal capital comes ahead of the proposed marches of the PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).