ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday said that the government will not tolerate terrorism in guise of politics after police seized huge cache of weapons from residence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader in provincial capital of Punjab ahead of their long march.
The federal minister said in the statement that the house of the PTI general secretary was an ammunition depot and the discovery of weapons from the home of PTI officials was proof of the bloody march. The state has seen where the bullet came from, killing an innocent police officer.
He urged former Prime Minister Imran Khan to abide by the constitution and the law.
In a press conference, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Musaddiq Malik and Kuram Dastagir said the government would not make any compromises on PTI. There will be no reconciliation with the group.
They said at a news conference that mass rallies cannot be used to overthrow constitutional government. According to the constitution, spreading chaos is not a democratic right of the people.
Amid a nationwide blockade and crackdown on party members, the PTI began marching towards Islamabad at the behest of Imran Khan.
The most extensive road blockade occurred in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, where the government placed containers on the Ravi Bridge. A large police force is deployed there.
The blockade caused severe traffic jams as the old Ravi Bridge was already closed due to heavy traffic.
And the police dispersed PTI protesters on Bati Chowk. It was also reported that police stopped a rally that was being led by PTI leader Yasmin Rashid.
Clashes broke out between police and PTI staff after the former tried to stop their march towards the federal capital.
The health of several protesters deteriorated after the tear gas was fired.