Federal cabinet meeting reviews situation created by religious party protest

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - A meeting of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has reviewed the situation created by the protest of a religious party.

According to sources, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed briefed the Federal Cabinet on the law and order situation in the country. After the meeting, Sheikh Rashid told the media that the cabinet had reviewed the political and law and order situation in the country.

Answering a question, the Interior Minister said that no decision has been taken regarding anyone’s release. He dismissed reports of violence and assured that all will be well soon.

The government has decided to take action against law-breakers and ordered to reopen several roads, entry and exit points that were closed off due to protests.

An earlier high level meeting chaired by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed decided to take action against those disturbing law and order in the country. It also ordered to suspend cellular and internet services for 24 hours in areas where the law and order situation had deteriorated.

On the other hand, a meeting chaired by Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat had decided to deploy Rangers along with police at 16 points of Lahore.

The provincial law minister said that assistance from Pakistan Army can be sought if situation worsens. He warned that no one will be allowed to take the law in their hand and directed officials to immediately arrest law-breakers and file cases against them.