ISLAMBAD: In line with the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a three-member authorities staff will negotiate with the management of a banned outfit at present (Saturday) in Lahore who had threatened to carry an extended march in direction of Islamabad.
Two policemen had been martyred in Lahore Friday evening after a few vehicles collided throughout a protest by the banned outfit. Clashes between police and members of the outlawed outfit additionally resulted in over 40 cops getting injured.
Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic dialog with Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri at present to debate the prevailing regulation and order state of affairs. Talks between the 2 targeted on the banned outfit’s protests.
On the directives of the prime minister, Noorul Haq Qadri arrived in Lahore from Karachi to carry negotiations with the banned outfit’s management.
The authorities’s negotiation staff will comprise Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Religious Minister Noorul Haq Qadri and Punjab Law Minister Muhammad Raja Basharat.
“The government believes in resolving issues through dialogue,” mentioned Qadri, including that defending the lives and properties of the folks is the federal government’s high precedence.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan had additionally directed Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad to return to the nation from the UAE, the place he had gone to observe India-Pakistan’s high-voltage T20 World Cup conflict.
Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi partially shut down
A day earlier, authorities had suspended the Metro Bus service in Rawalpindi and blocked roads in Islamabad and Lahore as the federal government braced for protests organised individually by a banned outfit and Opposition events within the above-mentioned cities.
The Ministry of Interior had written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to droop web companies in varied areas of Lahore on account of a banned outfit’s protest.
The provincial authorities had subsequently suspended web companies round Multan Road, Grand Battery Stop, Iqbal Town, Nawankot, Samanabad and Sabzazar areas of Lahore.