ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that the government would not allow anybody to take the law into their own hands, as he issued directions to halt the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s planned long march (TLP).
The decision was made during a meeting of the Federal Cabinet, according to sources. The government, according to Prime Minister Imran Khan, “will not allow violence for political purposes.
The premier was briefed about the proscribed outfit’s protest march at the meeting, according to sources, who added that the government has decided not to allow protestors to march beyond Jhelum
According to sources, the administration is determined that the long march would not be allowed “under any circumstances,” and that “no conversations will be undertaken with the outlawed organization.”
“The government and the state are on the same page about the protests,” the premier said during the meeting, according to sources, adding that protestors would be “severely dealt with” if they attempted to enter Islamabad.
Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, commented on the situation, saying that the difficulties with the banned group should not be exacerbated, and that “this show should finish now.”
Prior to the cabinet meeting, Chaudhry told the media in Islamabad that the long march on GT Road should “end immediately.”