Shahbaz Sharif addressing a public rally. — File Photo courtesy PML-N Official Facebook page
Shahbaz Sharif addressing a public rally. — File Photo courtesy PML-N Official Facebook page

DERA GHAZI KHAN: In a bid to prevent an accident similar to Imran Khan’s fall from the stage, local Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have bulldozed a wall of a hockey ground in Dera Ghazi Khan to construct a brick staircase for a rally by former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Our correspondent from Dera Ghazi Khan reported that the wall of the Friends Hockey Club was bulldozed Wednesday from one side on the pretext that DSNGs from TV channels would not be able to cover the rally live as they could not enter the hockey ground.

But local leaders later admitted they wanted to prevent an incident similar to the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief’s 10-foot drop from a forklift on Tuesday by making a staircase for Shahbaz Sharif to climb up to the stage.

No action has been taken by the local administration on the bulldozing of the wall of the city’s main hockey ground.

Shahbaz Sharif was holding rallies in Kamalia and Dera Ghazi Khan today.

The party had earlier announced a suspension of their election campaign for a day in respect of Khan’s fall from stage in Lahore on Tuesdayevening which led to serious injuries to the PTI chief.

Khan had to suspend his election campaign two days ahead of schedule on the advice of the doctors.

Updated May 08, 2013 05:22pm

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Ayesha Khan
May 10, 2013 10:52pm

This is not a small issue and the authorities must take action, however, this is all we expect from the PML - N group, as when it comes to their interest they won't think twice, and cross the limits. The Hockey stadium is government property, and at least, before initiating they should have taken the NOC from the concerned authorities. For their personal interest, and safety they demolished the walls of the stadium, but for the welfare of the public they won't move an inch to put two bricks together.Instead of making the infrastructure better they buldozed the walls, and later who will bare the charges---Now after these type of episodes what the citizens can expect from them-