Government to clear D chowk today says Nisar

Government has announced to clear D Chowk from the religious parties who are protesting against the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri.

Interior Minister Chuhdary Nisar Ali Khan addressed to a press conference late night and said that Government will not allow people to take over capital city Islamabad. Earlier it was said that late night security forces will clear all the area from protesters. Nisar also cautioned that government will register the case against the people who damaged the public property and they will face the law for illegal act.

Nisar Ali Khan has said that the D-Chowk in Islamabad, currently engaged by pro-Mumtaz Qadri protesters, will be cleared tomorrow in daylight hours.

Adressing to a press conference on Tuesday night, Nisar condemned the occupiers saying that it was not a protest, but a gathering is being held outside the Parliament. He said that some ‘seniors’ have come from Karachi and if things didn’t settle down, then the D-Chowk will be cleared within an hour tomorrow.

The minister said that the government did not want to take action in the dark of night, however, tomorrow the D-Chowk will finally be vacated.

“Punjab government was satisfied that the masses will gather to attend the chehlum of Mumtaz Qadri and will disperse peacefully after prayers,” he noted. “The government allowed them to hold gathering on this very assurance.”

“But, a few elements did not keep their word and tried to play politics on the pretext of chehlum,” he added.

He also claimed to have admonished the administration for letting the masses ‘humiliate the writ of the government’.

Remember the Government gave the two hour ultimatum to clear the D chowk but then decided to give more time for negotiations.