Severe security threats exist against Qadri's long march: Rehman Malik

Published: January 8, 2013

Interior Ministry estimates expenses worth Rs250 million for providing security to the march. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: There are severe security threats to Tahirul Qadri’s long march, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday.

According to Radio Pakistan, Malik told media at Karachi airport that the government was working on providing complete security to the “million-man” march participants.

He said his ministry has estimated expenses worth Rs250 million will be incurred for providing security to the march.

Explaining the security measures, Malik said no one will be allowed to enter Islamabad without computerised national identification documents and that the owners of hired buses must carry relevant papers with them.

Responding to a question, the interior minister said the government was not supporting the long march.

Speaking about threats, Malik said snake bites and cold weather could also pose problems to the participants.

Reader Comments (5)

  • rk ny
    Jan 8, 2013 - 10:49PM

    bet the drone operator has the coordinates of this march…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thor
    Jan 8, 2013 - 11:39PM

    Snake bite meaning cellular service ban? Please no more cellular ban!

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:09AM

    BB came to Pakistan to contest the elections and not for the long march against General Musharraf and his regime but why then she is been killed on December 27, 2007 at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi when Mr. Rehman Malik was her Chief Security Officer.

    Mr Malik, you should not harass Mr.Tahir-ul-Qardi, as this is his right to go for million-man march against the corrupt political system in Pakistan.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:46AM

    “Snake bites”
    Do I see a different meaning for snakes? Is it TTP?

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  • hatespeecheater
    Jan 9, 2013 - 9:08AM

    Allah will protect Qadri against all odds.

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