Overseas Pakistanis should be given the right to vote: Imran


ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan said overseas Pakistanis should be given the right to vote. He also called for introduction of a biometric voting system.

He said the PTI would hold meetings every Friday while the next one would be held in Faisalabad on May 23. He would go to every part of the country, he added. He called for thorough scrutiny of the issues regarding the previous elections and accountabilty of the people concerned for any wrongdoing.

The PTI Chief said democracy could only prevail if people were given their rights.

He appreciated the efforts and contributions of Hamid Mir and Pakistani media for freedom of expression. Imran Khan said biometric system would be introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for local bodies elections to ensure transparency.

PTI President Javed Hashmi said the country was going through a difficult time and the people had again expressed trust in the leadership of Imran Khan. Common people, youth
and labourers  wanted to continue a movement for their rights, he added.

PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
The Red Zone of the Federal Capital was sealed by placing containers at all entry and exit points as part of security arrangements ahead of the meeting.

The city administration had put all government hospitals of the city on high alert to tackle any untoward situation. Security was tightened to avoid any kind of terrorist
activity.

Talking to APP, an official of Islamabad Police said some 7000 personnel were deployed as per a security plan.

Around 20 CCTV cameras were installed at different points, besides setting up a control room to monitor activities at the venue of meeting.

The official said aerial supervision was also carried out. SSP (Traffic) Islamabad had finalized a traffic plan and three entry points were specified for those, who wanted to attend the meeting.

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