LAHORE, Pakistan: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has decided not to arrest the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) as they are set to hold their planned rallies on August 14.
Rather, it decided to use only administrative measures to keep the situation under control.
The decision was made at a consultative meeting presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his Raiwind residence on Monday.
The meeting was attended by important members of the federal and Punjab governments and senior leaders of the PML-N.
The media reports said citing a participant of the meeting that the prime minister asked the party leaders and ministers not to get panicked by the protest plans and face the situation in a calm and composed manner.
The participant said that the prime minister rejected a proposal to take the leadership of the PTI and the PAT into custody. He also rejected a proposal to bring the PML-N workers on the road as a measure to counter the protests.