Army placed on standby in Islamabad

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has said that the government cannot allow anyone to stage a sit-in in Islamabad link, reiterating that the army link can be called in in the event of any misadventure.

Talking to a presser in Islamabad link on Saturday, the interior minister said that the administration could not let anyone to stage a sit-in in the federal capital. But at the same time he assured to provide security to all the members of the opposition link, adding that the administration would keep all the routes leading to Islamabad link clear.

“But if the opposition link makes any mistake, it will have to face the consequences,” warned Rashid adding that the government reserved the right to seek army’s help.