Interior minister says no one to be allowed to invade federal capital

Nisar says Pakistan can’t be allowed to become Somalia, Iraq or Libya

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that no one would be allowed to invade Islamabad as this would set a bad precedence of violent gatherings every few months.

Presiding over a meeting of senior officials on law and order here on Tuesday, the minister directed that protection of the lives and properties of the citizens must be ensured. He said those threatening of breaking hands of policemen and slitting throats of law enforcers cannot be given a free hand in the capital.

He said Pakistan cannot be allowed to become Somalia, Libya or Iraq. He ordered that unauthorized people should not be allowed to enter the red zone on or after August 14. The minister said 21,000 personnel of police, rangers and FC would be deployed in Islamabad to deal with any untoward situation.

He asked the police and administration of the twin cities to cooperate with each other. Nisar also advised the police and administration to ensure that day to day affairs of the citizens were least affected by the political and non-political activities on the occasion of August 14.

He made it clear that political activities under constitution and law by everyone would be respected but no one would be allowed to invade the capital and paralyze the lives of the citizens. He directed the administration to keep a strict watch on the entry and exit points particularly the unfrequented routes to ensure peace and tranquility in the twin cities.

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