Govt to be ‘10 times stricter’ on PTI’s long march: Rana

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No one can be allowed to bring govt through mobs

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday said that the government would be “10 times stricter” as compared to the policy adopted by the administration during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s long march to Islamabad in May as no one can be allowed to bring a new government through mobs.

The statement comes a day after former prime minister Imran Khan, during an interview, announced that his much-hyped long march to the capital would take place in October.

“If change is brought via a democratic process, we have no problems with it but we will not allow any long march under any circumstances,” Rana Sanaullah said after casting his vote during the by-polls.

The PML-N leader said that the Election Commission of Pakistan has all the powers and all agencies must implement its orders. He urged the voters to come out and vote, add ing that the polling was underway in a transparent and peaceful manner. “All agencies including Rangers and police have done a good job whereas the counting of votes will be completed as per the procedure,” he added.

Responding to a question, the interior minister said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will decide for himself about returning to the country.

Rana Sanaullah said that he would not allow the culture of sedition and corruption to continue in the country.

He further said that he is ready for negotiations without any conditions.

Meanwhile, Election Commission of Pakistan on Sunday took notice of Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah’s media talk after exercising his right to vote. District Monitoring Officer Faisalabad while taking action on the media talk ordered the federal minister to leave the constituency and said that holding media talk by public office holder on the polling day is violation of the code of conduct.

 

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