PESHAWAR - Amidst speculation of thin presence of woman participants in today’s rally, arrangement for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf public gathering near Northern Bypass are in full swing where PTI Chairman Imran Khan will address the gathering at 5pm.

An anti-harassment squad comprising of 100 activists of the party has been constituted which will provide protective cover to the woman chamber in PTI’s Monday rally.

Arrangements and preparations for the rally are underway and out of seven containers three specified for media have been erected near northern bypass in the outskirt of the city.

The workers and organizer are busy in installing lighting system, chairs and tents for the participants.

Around 10,000 chairs have been brought to the venue. However the venue is expected to attract more participants from the far-flung of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Provincial Coordinator Fazal Khan and District Nazim Mohammad Asim have been assigned the responsibilities for all the necessary arrangements.

All the district organizers will make arrangements for party workers to reach the venue till 5pm on Monday.

Workers across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been directed to make sure their participation in the rally which is aimed to mobilize the party workers in connection with by-elections in PK-8, the seat which was vacated after the death of MPA Akbar Hayat.

Talking to the Nation, Provincial Coordinator Fazal Khan said that there will be no ban on woman participation, however due to cultural norms and tradition thin presence is expected of woman participants.

He said that tight security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incident.

He dispelled the impression that woman have been not invited to the rally, adding that there is no ban on woman participation. 

He added that besides PTI workers heavy contingent of police will also be deployed in the area.

Independent candidate Fayaz Noor accused PPP and Pakistan Muslim League (N) for using funds to muster support of the voters.

In this connection election commission of Pakistan served notice to Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Ameer Muqam to explain his position regarding the rival accusations.

Similarly PPP leader has been accused of disbursing BISP cards among the voters to secure majority.