LAHORE - Civilian secret services which are monitoring the activities of the PTI with regard to the re-launch of Azadi drive on November 30th, have advised the ruling party to give free hand to Imran Khan’s show to avert possible confrontation, it is reliably learnt.

Contacts close to the civilian secret services told The Nation on Friday that fresh field reports concerning PTI’s preparations for the re-launch of Azadi campaign suggest that the Tsunami would not be able to stage a comeback on November 30th at D-Chowk, therefore, certain leaders of the party were expected to make efforts for confrontation on the day of the event to get high ratings for the new show.

Keeping in view the possibilities of confrontation bids from PTI side, the ruling party should give a free hand to the followers of Imran Khan to fail the designs of some of the leaders who might create a situation for the success of party’s show, damaging for the regime as well as the other State institutions. They suggest that experienced law-enforcers should be deputed for November 30th duties who would not panic under stressful situation and handle the tense situation with care.

They said that the law enforcers should be directed to take into protective custody only those PTI individuals who were bent upon making a serious law and order situation on November 30 and law-enforcers deputed for duty for the event should be equipped only with cane sticks in the inner cordon of the event.

They were of the assessment that a political ally of the PTI belonging to Rawalpindi might play a key role in turning the events in the direction of confrontation on November 30th, besides certain PTI leaders.

According to the fresh assessments of the civilian secret services, PTI might be able to amass only few thousand participants on Novmeber 30th and that could be possibly only when local supporters of the PTI from twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would participate in the re-launch of the Azadi drive in large numbers.

The regional offices of the civilian secret services operating in nine divisions of the province and sub offices in 36 districts reporting the inputs on the account of preparations of PTI regarding re-launch of Azadi campaign at D-Chowk on November 30 sending their daily inputs to their provincial headquarters on daily basis.

According to their assessments, PTI supporters from Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Chakwal, Jhang, Attock and Rawalpindi in North Punjab, Kasur, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Faisalabad in Central Punjab and Multan, Sahiwal, Lodhran and Rahim Yar Khan in South Punjab could be the major participants in November 30 show.  Contacts close to civilian secret services informed that the monitoring operation of the PTI was being headed by a top civilian intelligence agency with the assistance of provincial secret service and other allied wings and sections.

While the political section in the internal wing of prime civilian secret service with close coordination of a similar wing in the provincial secret service were carrying out the main monitoring task.