Pakistani Embassy advises expats against holding protests in UAE

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A general view of the Pakistan Consulate building in Dubai. File

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Pakistan embassy in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday has advised the expatriates against holding any kind of procession or protest in the UAE and indulging in “out of context” activities on social media.

“This is to bring to the notice of all Pakistanis based in the UAE that as per local laws, any kind of procession or protest is illegal. It is also informed that misuse and out of context activity on social media is also prohibited,” the embassy said in a statement.


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“All Pakistanis are advised to abide by the local laws and refrain from involving in any such activity,” the embassy added.

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The advisory comes a day ahead of former prime minister Imran Khan’s planned long march against the government on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s government on Tuesday banned the planned protest march by Imran Khan, who is demanding fresh elections.

The ban was announced by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah at a news briefing hours after a policeman was shot and killed during a crackdown on Imran’s supporters across the country.

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