LAHORE: The Punjab Cabinet Committee on Law and Order has taken notice of the fireworks at some places during the PTI’s long march and directed that this practice should be checked. The meeting of the committee was held on Sunday at the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of provincial minister Basharat Raja.

Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, acting inspector general of police and other officers participated in the meeting through a video link. In the meeting, the overall law and order situation of the province and the security of the ongoing long march were reviewed in detail. The meeting was told that one leg of the long march was going on the GT Road and the other was moving in Faisalabad division. It was briefed that 3,500 policemen had been deployed in Faisalabad for security purposes.

The acting IG Punjab directed the district police officers concerned to make satisfactory food arrangements for the police personnel on duty. On the report of the additional IG CDT, the committee decided to stop the movement of non-related persons, including carriages, within the long march.

Basharat Raja said the date and plan for the arrival of the long march in Rawalpindi would be determined ahead of time.

“The PTI leadership will be contacted and the final decision on the plan will be made accordingly,” he added.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2022

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