ISLAMABAD: In response to PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s threat of a long march, the government on Thursday extended the deployment of Rangers in the federal capital for three months.The federal cabinet approved the deployment, and the interior ministry accepted the summary, according to the report citing sources.
The chief commissioner asked for a delay after PTI leader Imran Khan threatened to lead a long march to overthrow the government. Additionally, the PTI leader was charged with contempt of court by the federal government on Thursday for advocating for a protracted march to Islamabad.
The federal government argued before the Supreme Court that by making pronouncements about marching into Islamabad, Khan was flouting a court order.
The argument makes the claim that Imran Khan is making statements to harm Islamabad. It requested that the Supreme Court order the PTI leader to ensure that its instructions regarding protests and sit-ins are followed.
The PTI will be marching on Islamabad this time with “full preparedness,” the former prime minister warned Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah last month, adding that “he should be terrified.In the nation’s capital, a workers’ gathering was taking place when the PTI leader issued the warning.
The PTI leader has since advised his followers to be prepared because he could at any moment issue an order for the anti-government long march to Islamabad.