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Difa-e-Pakistan council not a banned organisation: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that Difa-e-Pakistan Council is not an outlawed organization as it includes parties like Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q), Jamaat-e-Islami  (JI) and Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam Samiul Haq (JUI-S).

Addressing Police Darbar in Islamabad on Thursday, Nisar rejected criticism about permission given to Difa-e-Pakistan Council to hold a public meeting in Islamabad despite the imposition of Section-144.

He said the Council sought permission and accepted conditions proposed by the district administration for the purpose.

“He also reminded critics that DPC is not a outlawed organization as it includes parties like PML(Q), Jamat-e-Islami and JUI(Sami),” said a statement released by state-run PID in this regard.

It is pertinent to note here that opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and a number of other politicians criticised the government for not allowing PTI to stage a sit-in by imposing Section-144 in the capital and allowing a ‘banned’ organisation a rally during the same period.

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Nisar eulogized Islamabad police and other law enforcement agencies for establishing ‘writ of the state’ during the recent influx of people in the federal capital for the PTI sit-in.

The minister also announced Commendation Certificates and a prize of fifty thousand rupees each for the ten thousand FC personnel who were deployed for security duties in Islamabad and Punjab during those days.




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