Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Rangers summoned in Punjab to deal with banned outfit: Sheikh Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad Wednesday announced to summon Rangers in the Punjab province at the request of the provincial authorities under the anti-terrorism act 1997, ARY NEWS reported.

“Rangers is being placed at the disposal of the Punjab government,” he said while addressing a presser to announce a strategy to deal with banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).


He said that the Rangers would be deployed in the province for two months- 60 days- for ensuring the safety and security of the people of the province.

Sheikh Rasheed once again appealed to the protesters to return to the Lahore mosque from where they initiated their long march towards Islamabad. “The protesters have martyred three cops and injured 70 others after opening fire on them with Kalashnikovs,” he said.

Read More: THREE POLICEMEN MARTYRED AS BANNED OUTFIT RESUMES ISLAMABAD MARCH

He said that he had conveyed to the TLP leadership that there is no French ambassador in the country and their shortcomings regarding shutting down their embassy.

“However, they are not ready to listen to anything and are moving forward with an agenda,” he said adding that they do not want to close doors of talks, however, they couldn’t even leave people at the mercy of the protesters.

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