Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and its leader Imran Khan are all set for Friday’s long march. PTI supporters are also ready to walk for the country and fight against corruption.
Tomorrow the long march will take place, but before that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Wednesday said the federal government has decided to seek help from the armed forces.
It also includes Pakistan rangers and Army to deal with the massive crowd who will be involved in the rally in order to deal with any unforeseen situations amid the PTI’s upcoming long march.
Rana Sanaullah Seeks Army Help:
On Tuesday, Imran Khan officially announced the long march will take place on Friday deeming it “far above” politics. According to PTI leader Asad Umar, the party will enter the federal capital by November 4.
Talking to a private channel, Rana Sanaullah stated, “Yes, surely we will call the army under Article 245 [of the Constitution]. We will also call the rangers.
Police and FC will form the first line [of defense] and they will be armed with tear gas [shells] and rubber bullets to control the mob. And if any weakness appears anywhere, the rangers and the army will be there to support.”
Sanaullah also hinted at arresting the PTI chief and added that help from PML-N workers may also be sought if chaos ensues amid the protests.
“We will go to the last mile. If he could bring people from the entire country, we too can call people from the entire country,” he said, claiming that the number of protestors with Khan would not be over 15,000.
Supreme Court Rejected Federal Government’s Request:
Earlier, the federal government requester Supremer Court to stop Imran Khan’s long march to Islamabad, with Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial advising the government to hold talks with the former prime minister.
“No one can be deprived of the right to protest,” CJP Bandial said.
The interior minister, however, resolved to defeat the party at all costs. “Because the success of this gang, God forbid, means the defeat of Pakistan,” he remarked.
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