According to Reports, the federal government decided on Friday to permanently ban violent rallies and protests in Islamabad.
The decision was made during a meeting to discuss the country’s law and order situation, which was headed by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah. The conference agreed to develop a strategy to strictly avoid violent rallies and protests.
The Interior Minister directed the Islamabad government to take more effective measures to stop the long march at the meeting. The meeting also agreed to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for outlaws.
It was declared that no one will be permitted to hold a protest in Islamabad without the administration’s written approval. Rana Sanaullah, speaking on the occasion, stated that miscreants would not be allowed to hold the country hostage.
“Violent marches will not be permitted to reach the federal capital,” the minister stated, adding that no one would be allowed to attack police departments or security personnel.
He also condemned the shooting death of a police constable during operations in Lahore, adding that the state is accountable for residents’ lives and property. Rana also told the country’s security agencies to maintain law and order at all costs.
The meeting was held by Interior Secretary, Inspector-Generals of Punjab and Islamabad. Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Sheikhupura Regional Police Officers (RPOs) were also present at the meeting.
The authorities described details of loss of lives and properties across the country during in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) long march.
Details of attacks on police, Rangers and other security personnel were also given, while a report of assault rifles recovered from the residences and vehicles of PTI leaders was also presented.