For the members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has directed comprehensive security procedures from Wazirabad to Rawalpindi.
He said during a meeting on Tuesday that the safety of the PTI administration and the attendees would not be compromised and that the usage of a bulletproof podium and glass should be ensured on the vehicle leading the march.
He advised creating a fresh container made of bulletproof material. According to him, the Punjabi government would offer all kinds of assistance in this area.
In a meeting with PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Q leaders, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Moonis Elahi, Umar Ayub, and Hussain Elahi, a planned security plan for the long march was given by police officials.
The participants went over the march’s security plans in great detail for when it resumed on Thursday.
The CM gave directions on how to make sure that there are perfect security measures for the marchers in every city from Wazirabad to Rawalpindi.
Snipers, according to him, ought to be stationed on the rooftops of the structures in the area.
He said that some 15,000 police officers would be stationed along the route.
The police control room should be operational twenty-four hours a day, according to the chief minister.
Drone cameras should be used to watch the long march, and two levels of security should be set up, he continued.
He emphasised the need for complete security plans in all areas and the deployment of police and administrative staff to ensure coordination in each district.
He suggested that more police officers be dispatched to Rawalpindi from other districts. The CM commanded that the perpetrators of a man’s threat to kill former prime minister Imran Khan in Hafizabad be prosecuted as well. He concluded, “The police are my team, and I value their sacrifices.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the head of the PTI, claimed that Imran Khan had been the victim of a murderous assault and that the public had been alarmed and confused by the lack of progress in filing an FIR.
He said that “everyone” had refused the submitted FIR.
He claimed to respect the sacrifices made by cops. He emphasized that in a recent address, he had raised worries about a person rather than criticism of the department.
He continued by saying that Imran Khan had congratulated the police repeatedly for Gujranwala’s excellent security preparations. In every department, much like in the police, there are both exceptional officers and ordinary ones. Qureshi asserted that his remarks had been distorted.
They did not want it to happen, he continued, adding that “Some elements are afraid of our long march.”
Asad Umar, the PTI leader, claimed that during the long march, the police had offered the finest security. “We will proceed with the best coordination during the long march starting on Thursday,” he stated.
The meeting was joined by the chief secretary, the assistant chief secretary (home), additional inspectors general of the Special Branch, operations, and Counter-Terrorism Department, the DIG operations, the Lahore CCPO, the Rescue 1122 DG, the commissioner and RPO of Gujrat, the DCs and DPOs of Gujrat, Sialkot, Wazirabad, and Hafizabad. Through a video link, administrative and law enforcement representatives from Rawalpindi and Jhelum participated.