The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to hold a rally here on Sunday in protest against the use of derogatory language against President Asif Ali Zardari by leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-N during a public meeting in Lahore on Friday.
The decision was taken by the MQM coordination committee at an emergency meeting held on Friday evening.
The meeting decided that a rally would be held on Sunday at Tibet Centre on M.A. Jinnah Road to express solidarity with the president.
Speaking to participants of the meeting, MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemned the use of derogatory language against President Zardari by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other speakers.
In a statement, the MQM chief said that the derogatory language could also harm the integrity of the country.
The Sindh government has lifted ban on public rallies and processions in the metropolis for two days. The provincial government issued two notifications regarding ban on public gatherings in the metropolis on Saturday in which it issued the directives.
Earlier, the provincial government had issued a notification for extending the ongoing ban on public gatherings in the city for one month;
but, a little later, this notification was cancelled with another one lifting the ban for two days making allowances for a rally by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) today (Sunday) meant to express solidarity with President Asif Ali Zardari.