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Federal Minister for Interior Senator Abdul Rehman Malik talks to media persons. — Photo by Online

ISLAMABAD: While talking to a private news channel, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday that the long march, led by Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran chief Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri, would not be interrupted as long  as the participants remained peaceful.

Malik  said that Tahirul Qadri was a guest and that the TMQ chief had committed to remain non-violent. He that the participants could stay in Islamabad as long as they wish but they would not be allowed to cross the Red Zone.

The interior minister further said that the government is avoiding any violent incident and would not interfere with the long march as long as the participants remained peaceful.

He added that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf would consider the demands made by the TMQ chief.