Govt considers alternate venues for sit-ins

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan chaired an emergency meeting of Islamabad and Rawalpindi administrations on Monday to discuss the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court orders regarding vacation of the Constitution Avenue by participants of the Azadi and Inqilab marches.
The minister directed the administrations and law enforcement agencies to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court decision and be prepared to meet any emergency situation He said the Supreme Court decision should be implemented in letter and spirit. The minister expressed the hope that things would be settled peacefully very soon as the negotiations are in process and heading in a positive direction. He discussed with the administration of the twin cities the possible exit of the participants of the processions from the Red Zone and giving them some other safe place, as per the directions of the Supreme Court.   
Nisar also discussed the possible new venues for the participants of both the marches and the security arrangements for the participants and inhabitants of that area. He also discussed the possible modernisation of the police department and equipping it with the modern anti-riot and anti-demonstration gadgets. He stressed the need for modern training for the police force and recruitment of more lady constables with proper training. The interior minister said that writ of the state is established through the police force and if it is not properly established then peace in society becomes a distant dream. He expressed his will to equip the police department with the latest technology which is also relevant to the environment of the country. 

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