PM Imran Khan summons meeting of National Security Committee

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the ongoing situation in the country pertaining to the protests launched by the proscribed banned organisation.
The news has been confirmed by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry.
“In view of the situation arising because of the illegal activities of the proscribed organisation, Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the National Security Committee tomorrow. Other issues related to national security will also be considered in this meeting,” Fawad wrote on Twitter.
It may be recalled that protests by the members of the proscribed group entered their seventh day today (Thursday), with protesters camping out in Kamoke since last night.
Initially, the proscribed group staged sit-ins in Multan and Lahore, after which a march towards Islamabad was announced.
Security forces had cordoned off major roads to prevent the protesters from reaching Islamabad. The protesters have been staging sit-ins on GT Road for the past several days, disrupting transport services.
 banned organisation’s march has affected life in the federal capital and various other cities in Punjab.
Strict security arrangements have been made in Rawalpindi. The main highways connecting Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been sealed and the Faizabad Metro service has been suspended. Major traffic jams have been reported on alternative routes and citizens are facing difficulties as it has also become difficult to go to hospitals.
The activists of the proscribed organisation marching towards Islamabad have set up camp on the Kamoke portion of GT Road, while they are making preparations to move ahead in their march. Business centres in the city and on GT Road are closed and so are the shops and restaurants on the highway.
Public and private educational institutions located on GT Road and its adjoining areas have also been closed and internet services in Kamoke have been suspended.

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