ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was expected to hold a rally in Tarlai, Islamabad today (Friday). However District Returning Officer (DRO) Chaudhry Aleem Shahab wrote a letter to the district administration on Thursdayrequesting the cancellation of Khan’s rally in Islamabad.

The DRO argued that Parliamentarians cannot hold a rally after the schedule for the Local Government (LG) polls has been issued. The administration responded in favor of the DRO’s stance and has barred the PTI chairman from holding a rally in Tarlai. PTI has criticized the rejection severely.