Cabinet approves zero-tolerance policy for May 9 rioters

ISLAMABAD:The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved adopting zero tolerance policy for the protesters who ransacked and vandalized military installations on May 9.

The federal cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s House strongly condemned the May 9 mayhem.

The interior minister Rana Sanaullah and the federal secretary for interior affairs briefed the meeting in detail about the May 9 events. The video clips of attacks on military installations were shown in the meeting.

The interior minister also responded to various questions asked by the Prime Minister and Federal Ministers. The minister clarified to the cabinet that no one is being arrested illegally.

Interior Minister said that complete verification is being done of the people involved in violent incidents. “All arrests are being made after due course of identification and verification, Rana added.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and cabinet members asked the interior minister to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against rioters who arson military installations and martyrs' memorials.

The cabinet was also briefed on the Road to Makkah project. The cabinet made other suggestions to provide the inclusion of more cities in the project. The Cabinet also ratified the decisions of the ECC.