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Interior ministry sets up control room to monitor PDM protest


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday established a control room to monitor a protest of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) being staged in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has decided to monitor the situation himself, APP reported.

The minister visited the control room along with Interior Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar and reviewed the facilities being provided in the room.

Rashid said that law and order of the capital city would be monitored from the control room. He said all entry points of the capital would be closely monitored through CCTV cameras.

Sheikh Rasheed said the government had allowed the peaceful protest, which was first of its kind permission granted for any such activity on the Constitution Avenue.

The interior minister expressed the hope that PDM’s protest outside the ECP would be peaceful.

Meanwhile, the minister also visited the Election Commission of Pakistan to review the security arrangements. He directed police for foolproof security to avoid any untoward incident.

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