Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has warned the opposition alliance – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) of strict action in case of any unrest in the country as the 11-party alliance announced a long march towards Islamabad on March 26.
“To organise a long march is the opposition’s right. The government will not create hurdles in their way. However, I will teach a lesson to those who will try to take the law into their own hands,” the minister said while addressing a rally on Friday at Lal Haveli in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day.
He also said that anybody speaking against the army would be strongly dealt with.
While taunting the opposition, he said that they were afraid of “Pindiwalas” as they organised rallies everywhere in the country but took a U-turn on Rawalpindi rally expected to be held on Feb 5.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister expressed solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris suffering from decades-old brutalities and operation by Indian forces.
“We salute Kashmiris for their continued struggle against the illegal and barbaric Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
Meanwhile the PDM also held a rally in Muzaffarabad. “When the people of Kashmir needed Prime Minister Imran Khan the most, he was registering cases against Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider,” said PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz while addressing the rally.
The PDM chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman alleged that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Imran Khan ‘are on the same page’ on Kashmir issue.
However the opposition alliance has already announced earlier that it will organise a long march against the PTI government on March 26, which is being seen as the last battlefield of the opposition’s anti-government movement started last year.