Khan’s tsunami will plunder flowery meadows, fears F-9 park gardener

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ICT administration hands Code of Conduct to PTI leadership

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—District Administration of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Monday handed over 42-point code of conduct to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership for the party’s April 24 Foundation Day planned at the F-9 Park.
Besides, SSP Sajid Kiani and Deputy Commissioner Capt (R) Mushtaq Ahmed are also holding a meeting with the MNA of the party Asad Umar on Tuesday (today) and will hand over a copy of the code of conduct to him as well. Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali and PTI Chairman Imran Khan will also be apprised of the code of conduct, the sources told Pakistan Observer here on Monday.
According to the code of the conduct, the rally participants would use only that route which the ICT administration would allow them to adopt a couple of days before the rally. No deviation from the route would be acceptable.
Meanwhile, strict observance of the timings of the public meeting is required from the PTI leadership and the organizers of the rally. For security and safety of the participants of the public meeting and the general public it is expected from the PTI organizers to install walk through gates and maintain strict security in and around the venue. In case the participants of the rally that would talk place after the meeting adopted a route other than the allowed, the party would be responsible for the consequences and law would come into action.
Loud music and braying of party songs are not allowed and violation amplifier act would be dealt with strictly. Any provocative statement, remarks from the podium are subject to legal action.
Sources in the ICT administration told that permission for holding a rally to the PTI would be given only after an undertaking is given from the PTI.
After their assurance that the code of conduct would be implemented in letter and spirit permission would be granted to the PTI rally, they said. Meanwhile, a CDA gardener of the F-9 Park fears the flowery belts and green pasture which he along with his fellow gardeners has been tending for weeks and months will be plundered by the PTI workers and it will take weeks and months to bring them back to life.
This is the season of roses, lilies and pansy flowers and our team spent three-fourth of a day for the last two months to prepare soil, tend the flowers. It gives joy to the visitors who come here in search of some serene moments and leisure time but I fear that once tsunami of PTI enters the park and treads on its pavements and footpaths, these flowery belts will be simply crushed by them, he said. The government may have compromised on the pleasure to the residents of the federal capital and to many it may sound a wise decision but to us the tenders of flowers and maintainers of flowers, it would be murder of flowers and green belts of the park, he said.

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