Shahwani asks PDM to suspend Quetta Jalsa after threat-alert

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Shahwani asks PDM to suspend Quetta Jalsa after threat-alert

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: The spokesman government of Balochistan has asked the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to suspend its Quetta Jalsa after a threat-alert. The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had issued a threat-alert in Quetta and Peshawar the other day.

“The PDM needs to review its decision of holding the public meeting here”, Mr. Shahwani told a press conference on Friday. The 11-party anti-government alliance has announced to hold a public meeting on October 25 in Quetta. All component parties of PDM have been making hectic efforts to make the public meeting a success.

“After threat-alert, responsibilities of PDM leaders also increased”, the Spokesman stated. He however said fool-proof security arrangements made by the provincial government to maintain law and order situation during the public meeting.

3,000 policemen deployed in Quetta city 

Liaquat Shahwani stated that over 3,000 policemen deployed to avert any untoward incident during the PDM jalsa. Chief Secretary Balochistan Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar also chaired a high-level meeting to review security arrangements for the fast-approaching PDM power show in Quetta.

Mr. Shahwani thus claimed that repeated change of Quetta public meeting schedule showed masses don’t stand by the anti-government alliance. “Masses can now differentiate between good and bad”, he said.

He however feared that cases of COVID19 likely to increase after the public meeting. He urged upon the leaders and component parties of the anti-government alliance to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the public meeting in Quetta.

The Balochistan government has tightened security in and around Quetta city to maintain order. Checking of vehicles entering Quetta at all entry and exit points increased.

Quetta city has witnessed the worst type of terrorist incidents during the last one and a half-decade. Terrorist incidents claimed precious lives.

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