Both the weather and authorities aren't on their side
The PML-N is adamant about holding a rally at Mandi Bahauddin's Quaid-e-Azam Ground even though they claim that the authorities aren't on their side. The party had announced that the rally will be on July 7 and Maryam Nawaz would address it. The authorities, however, didn't give them permission to use the venue.A deputy commissioner told SAMAA TV that it is not that the PML-N hasn't been given the permission to hold the rally. The police asked the party to change the venue because the ground is located near a residential area. The party leaders have been told to change the location, the deputy commissioner explained.It seemed as if the weather was also not on the PML-N's side as water gathered in the ground on Saturday following overnight rains. The party leaders couldn't even enter the ground because its gates were locked.On Friday, a caterer said that they had started preparing for the rally and were setting up chairs when a police party reached the site. They picked up chairs and detained six people, the caterer said. The people were released after a few hours.Some PML-N leaders have even claimed that police are harassing them and raids are being conducted at their houses. The police, however, has denied these allegations.Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.