ISLAMABAD - The security forces mishandled the protesters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and fired tear gas shells on them on Saturday last due to lack of coordination and since then security managers have not met again, The Nation reliably learnt on Wednesday.
Well-placed sources informed The Nation that officials of district administration, police, army and other security forces used to meet daily at cabinet division building to discuss the security situation and security plan of all important buildings located in Red Zone before the Saturday event. In the last meeting, the forces discussed how security forces would tackle protestors if they stormed any building in Red Zone. The sources said that responsibilities of all forces were distributed under a security plan in the last meeting. They said police did not follow the set plan.
The sources said that after happening of the worst violence on Saturday night, police boycotted the daily meeting regarding security situation. Army officials were also enraged on police officials and got them realised that according to security plan it was army’s duty to stop the mob from entering the Parliament and PM House. The army officers strongly objected to use of force by police against the mob, sources added. The sources said all forces have no security coordination and they have been designing their security plan separately since Saturday incident.