Islamabad: The Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan examined the situation caused by the protests of a religious group.
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 to combat the disturbing law and order in the country. It also ordered the suspension of mobile phone and Internet services for 24 hours in areas where the law and order situation has deteriorated.
On the other hand, a meeting chaired by Raja Basharat, Minister of Law of Punjab Province, decided to deploy rangers with the police at 16 locations in Lahore.
The Provincial Law Minister said that if the situation worsens, the Pakistan Army can be sought for assistance. He warned that no one would be allowed to control the law and instructed officials to immediately arrest and prosecute offenders.