Opposition is already dead, says Sheikh Rasheed
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the opposition is already dead, adding that it should be given the right of speech, reported 24News HD TV channel on Friday.
Addressing a launching ceremony of the Police Eagle Squad ceremony in Islamabad, the interior minister said that the PTI government would complete its constitutional tenure. He said that the opposition parties could not dislodge the incumbent government as it was making hectic efforts to alleviate the inflation and poverty in the country.
On the occasion, the minister directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad to make capital territory drug free area and launch a crackdown against the dealers involved in the drug business particularly heroin and Ice. The gangs supplying drugs in the city should be eliminated, he added. He asked the officers of Islamabad police to take strict action against criminals without any discrimination.
Sheikh Rasheed said that new police stations would also be established in different areas of the capital territory as the city has expanded towards Tarnol, Bara Khau, and Loi Bher. He further said they were going to issue an E-Passport to facilitate the people. A Visa facility for foreigners has been provided online, he said and added that the government had extended the visa period for Chinese citizens from 90 days to two years. Urgent passport is being issued in one day on an additional payment of Rs2000, said the minister.
He said, “We will take strict action in accordance with the law against land mafia. The cases of the illegal housing societies which had looted the citizens, are being sent to FIA.”
Later, inspecting the Flag March of the newly established Eagle Squad of Islamabad Police he said, the Eagle Squad was equipped with the latest technology and the core focus of the Eagle Squad would be to ensure the safety and security of the capital city.
The Eagle Squad launching ceremony held at D-Chowk. The squad comprises 150 personnel who will patrol in the capital city.