Ban imposed on rallies in Islamabad’s Red Zone

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said there will be a complete ban on staging political and religious rallies in the Red Zone of the federal capital in general and at the D-Chowk in particular in the future.

Addressing a press conference after peaceful end to a four-day-long protest sit-in staged by supporters of Mumtaz Qadri , the minister said practical steps will be taken for the security of the Red Zone.

“The matter of holding public rallies in the Red Zone will also be taken up before the Parliament… there will be a complete ban on holding rallies at D-Chowk until the federal cabinet comes to a decision in this regard,” he added.

Chaudhry Nisar said there will be a strict action against the protesters who violated the law and caused damage to the public property.

“They damaged the government installations put in place for Metro bus, fire brigade and CCTV cameras,” he added. Agencies