Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the Rangers and police for their untiring efforts in handling protests staged by a religious party in various cities across the country.
The minister chaired a meeting to review the law and order situation of the country, in light of the protests held by the religious party.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri, interior secretary, IGPs of Punjab and Islamabad, commissioner Islamabad and representatives of rangers and other law enforcement agencies.
The IG Punjab and commissioner Rawalpindi attended the meeting via a video link as well.
During the meeting, the officials paid homage to the police officers martyred during the protests and agreed to take legal action against those who broke the law.
The interior minister said motorways, the GT Road and other main arteries across the country have been cleared for traffic. He added that Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi, Tarnol, Bara Kahu and Rawat have also been opened.
The minister lauded the officials for clearing the roads.