Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Wednesday said that rioters would not be allowed entry to Islamabad. “The country could not be left at the mercy of riotous groups and mischievous elements,” he said without naming any party while chairing a meeting with regards to enhancing the operational capacity of Islamabad Police and Frontier Constabulary in Islamabad. “Any riots and chaos would not be allowed to take place under any circumstances,” he said. “[Any] riot march and evil elements would be dealt as per law,” he warned in an apparent reference to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) upcoming but not finalised long march to Islamabad. He said that the cabinet condemned violent attacks on police, Rangers and FC personnel. He added that the cabinet paid rich tributes to the police, Rangers and FC personnel for handling riots in a professional manner and for ensuring law and order.
He announced that salaries, allowances and ‘Shuhada Package’ of Islamabad Police and FC would be made on a par with Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Police in the next financial year.