KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah Thursday committed a security blanket for the protestors as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) flexes its street muscle in a Karachi-wide protest tomorrow (Friday).
“First, we will ensure the safety of PTI top brass as well as its rank & file, but no one will be allowed to take law into their own hands. Second, none of Pakistan People’s Party workers will be in the field so a collision is out of question,” the chief minister told reporters.
The octogenarian CM, who was much too worried about compounding security complications ahead of Hazrat Imram Hussain’s (RA) Chehlum, said the PTI power show should not have clashed with such a security-intensive day.
Speaking on the occasion, Sindh information minister, Sharjeel Memon, said that following Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s doctrine of reconciliation, PPP led government had always believed in the democratic rights of other political stakeholders.
“The PTI is welcome to protest peacefully in Karachi. And I’m solemnly pledging that Chairman PTI, Imran Khan’s security protocol will be even tighter than that of the chief minister,” Memon said.
Khan’s party that claims last year’s polls were heavily rigged is all geared up to shut down Karachi on Friday by staging protest sit-ins at 23 different points as part of its anti-government drive.