ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad District Administration on Saturday granted permission to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold a public gathering in Parade Ground on Sunday (today). PTI is going to celebrate the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict on Panama case. The apex court had disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on moral grounds and incomplete disclosure of assets on Friday. PTI Chairman Imran Khan had said that his party would mark Sunday as Youm-e-Tashakkur (Thanksgiving Day). Earlier, PTI had sought permission from the deputy commissioner Islamabad and requested to hold a rally at their desired spot. “It is, therefore, requested to kindly grant permission for this jalsa and pass necessary orders for appropriate action,” their application had stated. The permission was granted on Saturday with additional directions. Authorities have told PTI rally organisers to vacate the Parade Ground before 11 pm. They have been told to form a separate enclosure for women and prepare for special security measures inside the rally. The security arrangements outside the rally will be ensured by federal police and FC personnel. Nawaz Sharif’s name taken down from NA website: Nawaz Sharif’s profile has been taken down from the National Assembly’s website after the SC disqualified him as member of the National Assembly (MNA). The SC, in its verdict of Panama Papers Case, found Nawaz Sharif guilty of not declaring his asset details of FZE Company while filing nomination papers for the elections and disqualified him as a parliamentarian. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued the notification of his disqualification on Friday. His name and profile was also taken down from the website of Parliament’s lower house. Meanwhile, the administration of Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport has removed Nawaz Sharif’s portrait following his disqualification as Prime Minister. The portrait of Nawaz Sharif, which was hung alongside Quaid-e-Azam and President Mamnoon Hussain was taken off by the airport authorities. The federal cabinet stood dissolved following his disqualification as it could not function without the prime minister. Sharif also lost the ownership of his own party under the Political Parties Act 2002, which states that a disqualified individual cannot hold a party office. Earlier, the SC sent the copies of Panamagate case judgment to the secretaries of President House and Prime Minister’s Secretariat. A copy was also sent to the Interior Ministry and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The SC also sent a copy of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report and other records of the case to NAB. The court stated that President Mamnoon Hussain should take the democratic process forward according to the constitution. Published in Daily Times, July 30th , 2017.