PDM changes rally venue owing to security concerns


QUETTA:   The venue for the October 25 Pakistan Democratic Movement rally in Quetta has been changed in the wake of security threats, media report says. .
The rally will now be held at the Ayub Stadium, according to Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani. There will be heavy security presence at the stadium, he added.
A threat alert was issued for Quetta and Peshawar by the National Counter Terrorism Authority on Thursday warning that the Pakistan Taliban could target “high-profile political personalities through a well-articulated bomb blast/suicide bombing”.
Shahwani said foolproof security will be provided. PDM leaders have decided to hold the rally as scheduled at the stadium.