ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that no one would be allowed to turn Pakistan into Somalia, Iraq, Libya or Syria and law enforcement agencies would deal sternly with those who take the law into their hands.
“Police is directed to protect the life and property of citizens”, Interior Minister said in a statement issued in Islamabad after chairing high level meeting regarding a security plan for the federal capital.
Earlier the interior minister who was scheduled to address a press conference cancelled the event due to unknown reasons.
“If a violent mob is allowed to come to Islamabad, then every month a mob after mob would attack Islamabad to capture the seat of government which would not be allowed at any cost,” the interior minister warned.
Nisat said any public meeting which is organised under the parameters of law and the Constitution would not be banned.
The minister directed that no one should be allowed to enter the Red Zone after 14th August.
As many as 5,000 officials of the Punjab police, 1,000 from the AJK police and 3,000 Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel will be deputed in the capital city to ensure security.
The entry point to the Red Zone from Radio Pakistan is closed and people can only enter the high security area from the Convention Centre or the Secretariat sides.
Meanwhile, security cameras have been installed at different places in the capital to check the movement of people and prevent any untoward incidents.
A camera has been fixed at the Zero Point Interchange which can cover most parts of the nearby area.
The police are confused whether the government would allow the participants of the ‘Inqilab’ and ‘Azadi’ marches to enter Islamabad or not.
However, the district administration of Rawalpindi has suggested that the marchers should be stopped in their respective districts otherwise it would not be possible for the local police to prevent them from reaching Islamabad.
Moreover, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the nation today to take them into confidence about the government’s performance and the current political situation in the country.