PTI allowed to hold Jalsa at Parade Ground


ISLAMABAD, Nov 2 (APP): District Magistrate, Islamabad Capital
Territory (ICT) has allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with
conditions to hold public meeting (Jalsa) at Parade Ground,
Shakarparian between 1400 hours to 2200 hours on Wednesday.
Issuing No Objection Certificate (NoC) to Member of National
Assembly from Islamabad (NA-48), Asad Umar with reference to his
application and undertaking/code of conduct, the Magistrate said
the NoC is issued subject to conditions which include:
Venue of Jalsa shall be at Parade Ground, Shakarparian,
Time of Jalsa shall be from 1400 hours to 2200 hours. At
the end of event on the said date, the organizers shall ensure that
there is no stampede by participants and shall be responsible for
any consequences in this regard. The organizers shall take
responsibility that participants shall not move beyond
Identified boundaries of the venue, any violation of this and
resultant consequences shall be responsibility of organizers.
Anti-state, anti-religion/sectarian or anti-ideology of
Pakistan slogans or speeches shall not be made.
Effigy/flag of any political or religious party/person shall
not be burnt.
Weapons/firearms of any kind shall not be taken at/near
venue of the Jalsa (weapons include Batons Sticks etc or any
instrument that can cause bodily harm).
The use of deck/speakers/sound amplifier shall comply with
provisions of West Pakistan Amplifier Ordinance 1965. Sound
System shall not be used during Azan timings.
Traffic Management Plan and Vehicle Parking Plan of
ICT Police shall be adhered to by organizers and participants of
the event and smooth traffic flow for residents of ICT shall not
be obstructed.
For safety of general public and maintenance of law and order
at venue, the ICT police and Law Enforcement Agencies shall not be
obstructed to check/search of any vehicle/person coming to attend
the Jalsa anywhere in ICT.
The organizers of the Jalsa shall fully cooperate with ICT
Administration and Police and other LEAs for ensuring fool
proof security.
As mutually agreed with ICT Administration and Police, the
internal security of the venue shall be responsibility of the
Foolproof security arrangement for participants shall be ensured
by the organizers including minimum setback area of 45
meters between first row of participants and the stage.
The organizers shall take necessary measures to separate the
stage and the audience, segregation of female participants’
enclosure from male participants shall also be ensured.
Search of participants at entry points of venue shall be
joint responsibility of organizers and ICT Police. Participants shall
only be allowed inside the venue after thorough security check.
Search of female participants shall be made jointly by
lady police officials and PTI female workers nominated in this
Threat perception/source reports shall be shared with
organizers from time to time by ICT Administration, on which
the organizers shall take enhanced security measures.
Police and LEAs will be responsible for security and traffic
flow outside the Jalsa venue and parking.
Organizers shall be responsible for any human injury
caused inside the venue due to internal arrangements.
The organizers undertake to respect competing fundamental
rights of other stakeholders and public at large during Jalsa.
All rules/regulations, municipal laws shall be strictly

The other conditions include that list of people to be
allowed on stage shall be provided to ICT Administration at
least 12 hours in advance.
The organizers shall make sure that the participants coming
from outside Islamabad shall abide by conditions under which
permission is given in the NoC.
The participants shall not enter any restricted area or
obstruct any public/private thoroughfare. It shall be
responsibility of organizers to ensure that no damage/destruction to
public private property or flora/fauna occurs at/near the venue.
In case of any damage cost shall be recovered from organizers
of the event.
No infants/children under age of 12 years shall be allowed at
the venue and organizers take responsibility on this account except
with their lawful guardians. Welfare and safety of such
infants shall be responsibility of the guardians.
Clear right-of-way for fire brigades, ambulances, and
other emergency vehicles/personnel shall be ensured by organizers.
Access to public/private property shall not be obstructed
by organizers. Littering at/near venue of the event shall not be
No liquor or any banned substance of consumption shall be
served/allowed at event/venue.
Adequate number of walk through gates shall be installed
at Entry Points of the venue by organizers in consultation with
ICT Police and participants shall have access to venue only
through them.
Identities and particulars of PTI Volunteers at venue shall
be provided by organizers to ICT Administration.
Details of Private Security arrangements shall be provided
by organizers to SSP (Operations) ICT 12 hours before start of
Jalsa. The event shall confirm to cultural values of Pakistan.
CCTV cameras shall be installed at venue by organizers and
location of them and Control Room shall be intimated to
ICT Administration.
Adequate number of generators of sufficient capacity will
be arranged by organizers for uninterrupted lighting at the
venue. Sufficient lighting arrangements at venue shall be
responsibility of organizers.
Any Instructions regarding security and public order
issued regarding the event by District Administration or ICT Police
shall be complied by organizers in case of any disorder.
The main stage of Jalsa and venue shall be technically
swept by Bomb Disposal Squad and ICT Police.
Structural strength/safety of stage shall be
responsibility of organizers.
Organizers shall ensure peaceful dispersal of crowd at
end of workers Jalsa.
If because of violation of any term/condition, situation
arise which may resort to use of force, then organizers will
be responsible for any causality, if occurs.
The last condition was that in case of violation of
any of above terms and conditions, the organizers shall be
liable to face legal proceedings and NOC shall automatically
stand cancelled.