Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Friday (tomorrow) to discuss the situation in the country pertaining to the protests launched by the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
The news has been confirmed by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet.
“In view of the situation arising because of the illegal activities of the proscribed organisation, Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the National Security Committee tomorrow. Other issues related to national security will also be considered in this meeting,” Fawad tweeted.
Fawad issued statement as the TLP workers reached Gujranwala city on their march to Islamabad.
Security forces had cordoned off major roads to prevent the protesters from reaching Islamabad. The TLP workers have been staging sit-ins on GT Road for the past several days, disrupting transport services.
TLP’s march has affected life in the federal capital and various other cities in Punjab.
Strict security arrangements have been made in Rawalpindi. The main highways connecting Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been sealed and the Faizabad Metro service has been suspended. Major traffic jams have been reported on alternative routes and citizens are facing difficulties as it has also become difficult to go to hospitals.