Secuirty officials issued terror attacks threat alert over Opposition leaders
LAHORE – Security officials have issued an alert for terror attacks on the Opposition leaders as they prepare for a major anti-government showdown, under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Alliance, in Punjab capital this Sunday.
Reports in local media cited security officials as fearing the PDM leaders including Maryam Nawaz – the vice-president of PML-N – may be targeted at the Minar-i-Pakistan, where a massive gathering is set to take place on Dec 13th.
Police have informed the PDM leadership about possible terror threats, asking the top politicians to cancel their power show in Lahore to avoid any untoward situation.
As per instructions, the political leaders have been asked to travel by bulletproof vehicles for the rally, besides avoiding use of loud speakers.
Earlier today, PDM head Moulana Fazal ur Rehman announced that they will hold Lahore jalsa at any cost. He also hinted at announcing a long march to the capital Islamabad in the coming days.
“A meeting of steering committee will be held on Wednesday when decision about schedule of long march, shutter down strike and rallies will be taken,” said Fazl. He was addressing a press conference alongwith flanked by PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others after hours-long meeting in Islamabad.
Rehman asked all parliamentarians of member parties to submit their resignations to their party heads by December 31.