Commenting on the violent protests that took the country hostage for three days, Interior Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the government will take action against the rebels which damaged the public property.

The minister addressed media a day after, in an interview, he said to the international media that the state’s behaviour wasn’t a cure but an act of ‘firefighting’ against the riots.

“It is an act of rebellion and no state can ignore rebellion. This was not a problem based on religion,” said Fawad Chaudhry. “No one should have the impression that the state would let this behaviour slide,” he said, adding that they would not ignore the incendiary speeches as well.

Fawad Chaudhry said that action would be taken against those involved. “The Constitution and law of the state were insulted, this act is hard to forgive,” said the federal minister.

Chaudhry also condemned the Pakistan People’s Party, saying that some of the lawmakers have alleged that the party takes out political vengeance. “Due to Imran Khan, Sindh came out of ethnic politics,” said the information minister.