The federal government has extended the deployment of Rangers in Islamabad for three months for maintaining law and order situation of the capital amid Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s call for long march.
The Interior Ministry has okayed the summary of deployment after it was approved by the federal cabinet, according to media reports. According to reports, the request for extension of deployment was moved by the chief commissioner based on threat of Imran Khan’s call for long march.
The federal government has also taken the matter of long march into the Supreme Court. In the petition it has been maintained that Khan was violating the court order after making announcements of marching towards Islamabad.
The petition submitted by the government into the apex court has stated that Imran Khan was making announcements to attack Islamabad, urging the court to direct the PTI chairman to ensure implementation of its orders related to protests and sit ins.
The PTI chairman has warned Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah that he should be worried because this time PTI will march towards Islamabad with full preparations. Imran Khan has been continuously asking his supporters to be ready for Islamabad’s long march at any time.