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Interior ministry alerts Asad Umar about threats to PTI’s long march
The interior ministry has sent a letter to PTI Secretary General Asad Umar informing him about threats to the party’s long march.
The letter, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said anti-state elements or “radicalised youth” could take advantage of the march’s public gatherings and attempt to destabilise the country through attacks.
The interior ministry advised the PTI to exercise extreme caution and requested to consider the possibility of postponing the November 26 public gathering in Rawalpindi.
Any person that Nawaz brings as army chief will be ‘controversial’ from first day: Imran
PTI chief Imran Khan has claimed that whoever is appointed as the next army chief by PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will become “controversial” from the first day.
Explaining further, he said that that individual would become “Nawaz Sharif’s man”.
Imran said that he does not doubt [the credibility of] whoever would be chosen as the army chief, saying that he instead was suspicious of the intentions of those who would appoint him.
“If Nawaz Sharif thinks he can bring his army chief and get us beaten by the establishment then the nation will stand against it.”
Large-scale bombings, IED attacks on long march can’t be ruled out: Interior ministry
The interior ministry sent a risk assessment report for PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s long march to the chief secretaries of all four provinces, alerting them that “large-scale bombings, IED (improvised explosive device) attacks cannot be ruled out” according to intelligence sources, it has emerged.
The letter mentioned that any retaliatory action by a radical youth of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) could not be ruled out either as they considered Imran responsible for the crackdown against TLP.
The letter — a copy of which is available with us — asked for strict security arrangements to be implemented and was also sent to the prime minister’s office.
Nov 26 will be biggest gathering in Pakistan’s history: Imran
PTI chief Imran Khan has predicted that the party’s activities in Rawalpindi on November 26 will be the “biggest gathering” in the country’s history.
He said a “sea” of the public would come out because it had witnessed what the government had done in the past few months since Imran’s ouster.
“The nation will come out on its right for peaceful protest and the sea of people will tell Pakistan was not made for a small group of thieves to come and decide its affairs.”
Imran said he would give the next plan of action for the party’s long march on Nov 26, adding that his movement for “real freedom” would not stop even with new elections.