The country’s top intelligence agencies have reported that terrorists are planning to carry out suicide attacks on protest rallies in Islamabad, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday.
“For the past three days, we have been put on a high alert by the intelligence agencies. According to reports, two suicide bombers are known to have entered the city,” Nisar said during a press conference.
“Their aim is to target Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek rallies.”
The interior minister said the reports came from military intelligence agencies.
“I don’t want to spread fear or panic – but if something happens tomorrow, it will be the government’s responsibility. This information is based on reports from the country’s top-most military intelligence agencies,” he said.
Nisar urged the leaders and participant of both the PAT and the PTI to coordinate with local administration to ensure better security.
“We have deployed an effective cordon of over 30,000 security personnel. It’s not a small security cordon…its massive with very high costs. But the security of the protestors is our responsibility. We want that PTI and PAT coordinate security matters with the local administration,” he stressed.