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Sh Rashid urges opposition to reschedule their protest march

Sh Rashid urges opposition to reschedule their protest march

Pakistan

Sh Rashid urges opposition to reschedule their protest march

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid said on Monday urged the opposition to reschedule their protest march from March 23 to March 27 citing threat of terrorism and Coronavirus.

Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament on Monday, he said that half of Islamabad would be under someone else s control on March 23 and jammers would also be installed.

The minister said that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would be given befitting response if they want to clash with Pakistan, adding that no talks are being held with the TTP now. The Afghan Taliban has said that our land will not be used against Pakistan.

“Indian doesn’t want Pakistan to have better relations with Taliban and Iran but New Delhi suffered a major defeat in Afghanistan,” he said and added Muslims are being beheaded in Maharashtra, UP and Uttar Pradesh.

Rashid went on to say that Indian RAW has hired Pakistani people to carryout terrorist activities in Pakistan and the government is aware of it and is taking appropriate steps in this regard.

“Neither terrorism will be allowed in the country nor any compromise be made on the solidarity of Pakistan,” he said, adding that the government is ready to talk to any person within the ambit of the Constitution and law. He, however, made it clear that no talks with anyone are taking place at the moment.

Keeping in view the recent incidents of terrorism, upcoming meeting of the OIC, and surge in Covid cases, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed urged the opposition to reschedule their protest march from 23rd of March this year to any other appropriate date. He said there will be a very high profile movement on the Pakistan Day falling on 23rd of March this year, including parade of the armed forces and OIC Foreign Ministers meeting, and the opposition should reschedule its protest march.

Regarding the fence along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said around 200 kilometres of the frontier in Balochistan has yet not been fenced.

He said Counter Terrorism Department is monitoring the terrorist activities in Sindh and Punjab, while this job is being looked after by 10 and 11 corps of the Pakistan Army in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.




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