PM directs police not to open fire on PTI marchers

ISLAMABAD: After PTI chief Imran Khan’s announcement to enter the highly fortified Red Zone, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the authorities to adopt effective strategy to minimize chances of violent confrontation.

According to reports, the Prime Minister has directed law enforcement personnel not to open fire on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) protestors.

The authorities have been told to use tear gas shelling, light baton-charge and place blockades to keep the protestors at bay.

PM Nawaz has directed to ensure security of diplomatic enclave and other government buildings in the red zone.

Imran Khan had announced he will lead his supporters to march into the  red zone,  which houses the Supreme Court, Parliament House and prime ministerial and presidential offices.

The area has been sealed off with shipping containers and barbed wire, and is guarded by thousands of riot police and soldiers. NNI

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