►Government to deploy Rangers in major cities
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said while representing the government on Tuesday, that the government would not be dictated to by any party nor group.
He said his government had approved the deployment of Rangers in Punjab cities to maintain law and order amid protests by the Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan. But, he said, “things would be fine” soon.
Fawad Chaudhry said the cabinet had approved the deployment of Rangers in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur to implement law and order.
“No group or party must even think of dictating to the government or the state, or else there would be chaos,” he said. Fawad said student groups, lawyers’ bodies or religious groups etc could present their demands in a democratic manner, but there was no room for dictation to the government or state.
The Information minister said the protesting religious party had crippled life in major cities and was responsible for the death of three individuals, including two policemen, and injuries to 100 other policemen in ensuing clashes.