We will not allow violence for political purposes: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government will not allow anyone to take the law into their hands as he issued directives to stop the long march planned by the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
Per sources, the decision was taken during a meeting of the Federal Cabinet. PM Imran Khan has said that the government “will not allow violence for political purposes.”
During the meeting, the premier was briefed on the banned outfit’s protest march, sources said, adding that the government has decided not to allow protesters to march beyond Jhelum.
It should be noted that earlier in the day, several police officers were injured in a clash with the workers of the banned political party in Sadhoke.
Sources further added that the government has been adamant to not allow the long march “under any circumstances,” and that “no talks will be held with the banned organisation.”
“The government and the state are on one page regarding the protests,” the premier said during the meeting, per sources, adding that the protesters will be “dealt with severely if they try to enter Islamabad.”

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