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Interior Minister Rehman Malik. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minster Rehman Malik on Saturday said there are threats that terrorists might target the Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran (TMQ) long march scheduled for Jan 14, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives, Malik said he will inform TMQ chief Dr Tahirul Qadri about the security threats in an upcoming meeting with him.

He said Dr Qadri will be allowed to bring as big a crowd as he may desire as, he added, “we have been welcoming him right from the day one.”

The minister said although Dr Qadri has not yet demanded any special security arrangements for the march, however, sufficient security will be provided to participants of the march due to threats.

He reiterated the government’s stance of holding the upcoming general elections in the country on time, adding that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain is also on the same page with the government on the issue.

The interior minister said everyone should be aware of the ‘conspiracies’ being hatched against the country and appealed against adopting ‘pessimistic approach.’

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