ISLAMABAD – Amid rumors of high risk security situation on call of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan the ministry of interior has decided to seal all entrance points of capital city from November 27.
The security parameters were taken by the Ministry of Interior after a high level meeting presided by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself.
PakistanTribe learnt from credible sources that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s federal government had also considered to arrest Imran Khan on the even of November 30. At least one federal minister – name kept anonymous by the source – was in favor of crushing the protests with power.
However, Nawaz Sharif refused to buy this strategy and directs the interior ministry to lay down an effective plan to counter any law and order situation. After which it was decided to seal all entrance points of Islamabad including Baharakahu, Golra, Faizabad, Pir Wadahi, Airport Road, Lehtarar, Pir Sohawa and Tarnol. Containers will be placed on these points by November 26 and only those who live or work in Islamabad can pass through.
It was also learnt that a forced-holiday would be imposed on November 28 in all private and public sector offices located near Red Zone.
Moreover, Government has called additional units of Punjab Police, FC and Azad Kashmir Police to Islamabad’s administration.
The source also confirmed that interior ministry has decided a three step plan for November 30. First, to arrest Imran Khan before he could manage to gather masses in order to shatter the momentum. Second, to held him in protective custody at his residence preferably at Bani Gala’s farm house. Third, to cordon off Red Zone so that Khan’s supported cannot enter Islamabad at all.
PTI, fearing the obstacles, had already declared that November 30 rally in Islamabad would be a success with or without Imran Khan.
Not to forget that PakistanTribe had already reported on November 14 that Intelligence agencies of Pakistan have warned the PML-N’s federal government to be aware from the outcry of protests on Imran Khan’s call. The reports confirmed that intelligence agencies have submitted their analysis with the federal government and now its up to them how to manage the expected menace.
It is notable that all intelligence agencies, including Intelligence Bureau (IB), have maintained that Imran Khan and other political leaders might add a violence in the protests after November 30. Just to remind that Imran Khan gave the call that after November 30 he would not be able to control masses from protesting at their will.