The police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday has issued instructions to all officers against taking part in the long march being held by the Pakistan-e-Insaaf (PTI).
A letter, which was issued to all officers, stated that as per the directions of the federal government, all government employees have categorically been restricted from participating in the protests.
The instructions added that no official of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be allowed to enter into Punjab except on official duty in the “Haqeeqi Azadi March” and that they were banned from participating in the protest and sit-in.
As per the directives, “No policeman shall infringe within his jurisdiction as well as policemen shall be confined to their duty as per law.”
The march of PTI was resumed on the fifth day today from Gujranwala as it gets closer to the federal capital.
Meanwhile, the schedule for march of PTI to enter the most sensitive regions of Rawalpindi has been finalised as per which the participants of the long march will take entry into the garrison city from T-Chowk Rawat instead of the Islamabad Expressway, under the party chairperson Imran Khan’s leadership.
Whereas, on the other hand, the federal government had extended the Red Zone till Zero Point in Islamabad on Monday.
According to the details, Faisal Avenue, Margalla Road, Bari Imam along with Fifth Avenue have been declared part of the no-protest area.
The district administration stated that Section 144 would remain imposed in the areas declared as Red Zone, adding that no rally or public gathering will be allowed in the extended area.