Participants of TMQ rally asked to remain inside special enclosures

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior has asked participants of Tehreek Minhajul Quran rally in Federal Capital to be peaceful and remain inside the especially organized enclosures.

The procession should not disrupt the business activity and normal life, the ministry advized.

The Ministry, which reviewed arrangements for the rally, decided that all those entering Islamabad for long march will be subjected to possession of valid Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) and all buses will have to have valid documents without any lacuna.

Islamabad Administration has requested Rs. 250 million initially just to provide protection and create logistics.  There would be over 10,000 troops for which food, fuel, lodging and boarding will be responsibility of Islamabad administration.
The Met Department has informed the Ministry that harsh weather is expected with severe wave of cold on the day of rally on January 14 and night stay can put the participants into a risk of getting sick with unbearable cold.
Therefore, Islamabad Administration has been directed to keep sufficient medical staff and medicines to deal with any kind of emergency.
It has also been decided that an undertaking would have to be signed by the owners of the transport that the owner, driver and conductor would be held responsible if any terrorist was found in the vehicle and blast in the vehicle.
Moreover, the owner of the transport would be responsible for the compensation in case of any death.
The students being brought in the long march must be in possession of valid student identity cards of his/her institution.
The meeting decided that the transport would be subject to scrutiny after the payment and the sponsors/investor of the transport was subject to declaration of source of income to justify his expenses.
The organizers of the rally would have to justify expenditures for offering huge transport to the students and others.
Minister for Interior, in view of threats of targeting rally of Chief of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, Dr. Tahirul Qadri, has already formed a team of senior officers to further scrutinized the matter and directed it to submit a report by January 11. The report will also include the ways and means for enhancing the security.
Source: APP