ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday said that the Federal government would not stop anybody from holding long march rather participants would be facilitated at every level.

He was referring to Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri's long march to Islamabad on January 14th.

He while talking to media persons after addressing a ceremony here at the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police said that Dr Tahirul Qadri should hold such kind of protest demo at Fatima Jinnah Park, a central park of the Federal capital, as a number of delegations of local citizens had conveyed him their concerns on the issue.

Malik also said he would meet with those leaders asking for long marches ,adding, that there was no harm if MQM would become an ally of Dr Tahirul Qadri besides PPP.

He also said the government in response to the offer of negotiations of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had asked the militant organisation to shun violence. "And TTP had not responded till yet in this regard," he said, adding, if it replied then all the stakeholders would be taken on board.

"If Hakimullah Mehsud did not give up way of violence, then the government will take action," he added.

He said that it was unnecessary to say that the assassins of Benazir Bhutto had not been arrested till yet because all the accused had been nabbed after thorough investigations.

Rehman Malik asserted that next interim set-up would take hold of power after the completion of the tenure of the govt on March 16th.