ISLAMABAD: No one will probably be allowed to take the regulation into their very own arms within the nation and solely peaceable protests will probably be allowed to happen, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed mentioned Thursday.
“Whether it is the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) or Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), none of them should take the law into their own hands,” he warned, while talking to media persons in Islamabad.
The PDM — a multi-party Opposition alliance — has announced a countrywide protest campaign against the government amid rising inflation.
Rasheed said the law will take its course as it is the responsibility of the state to maintain law and order if protests are held in violation of rules.
He insisted that presently there was no restriction on any political activity and that the media was “independent” in the country.
“Our politicians are getting exclusive coverage in the mainstream media and such coverage is not possible anywhere else in the world. Pakistani media is playing an important role in educating people,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the current authorities was engaged on a number of choices to manage inflation on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was “significantly contemplating this problem” as he wanted to address it as early as possible.
He said that the issue of inflation was connected with the changing international economic situation; no one in the government wants rising prices in the country.
The minister said that along with domestic matters, the government had to make policies considering the evolving international and regional situation.
Rasheed said that the incumbent government would complete its tenure as it had been “profitable thus far” in running state affairs.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan is lucky to have such an incompetent and ineffective Opposition,” he added.
The inside minister that with a purpose to guarantee foolproof safety, 1,000 further personnel had been being inducted into Islamabad police. He added that the federal government would be capable of management crime price higher after the launch of a brand new air patrolling unit within the capital.