Interior minister mulls strategy to clear Constitution Avenue in Islamabad

Interior Ministry likely to equip police with modern anti-riot, anti-demo gadgets

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali chaired an emergency meeting of Islamabad and Rawalpindi administration here on Monday to discuss the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court orders regarding vacation of the Constitution Avenue by participants of the ‘Azadi March’ and ‘Inqilab March.’

The minister directed the administration and law enforcement agencies to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court of Pakistan decision and be prepared to meet any emergency situation and the court decision should be implemented in true letter and spirit. He expressed the hope that the things would be settled peacefully very soon and the negotiations were in process and heading in positive direction.

Nisar discussed with the administration of the twin cities about the possible exit of the participants of the processions from the red zone and giving them any other safe avenue as per the directions of the Supreme Court. He also discussed about the possible new avenues for the participants of both the marches and the security arrangements for the participants and the inhabitants of that area.

He also discussed about the possible modernization of the Police Department and to equip it with the modern anti-riot and anti-demonstration gadgets. He also stressed the need for modern training for the police force and to recruit more lady constables with proper training. He expressed his will to equip the Police Department with the latest technology.

The minister said that writ of the state was established through the police force and if it was not properly established then peace in society becomes a distant dream.

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