High-level meeting of PM, COAS underway in Islamabad; Rangers given charge of Faizabad operation

A high-level meeting is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad to discuss the unstable law and order situation in the capital owing to the Faizabad sit-in.

Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa, who flew in from the United Arab Emirates, is in attendance at the meeting being headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, according to DawnNews.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Intelligence Naveed Mukhtar are also in attendance.

Rangers have been given charge of the Faizabad operation in a bid to control the chaos in the capital. Around 1,000 Rangers personnel, who were deployed in Islamabad yesterday, have been repositioned to the frontlines of the security operation.

Islamabad police and FC personnel, who were yesterday on the frontlines, have been relegated to back positions, as decided in a meeting of police, capital administration and Rangers officials on Saturday night.