Discussions in a high-level meeting headed by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif revealed footprints of a
planned conspiracy behind the Rawalpindi riots as officials discussed the who, how and when behind the killing of
CCTV surveillance cameras prior to the violence, Express News reported on Sunday.
The meeting, which included Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, security and intelligence officials as well as heads of various religious groups, discussed multiple security lapses that took place during clashes at the Ashura procession.
It was uncovered that connection to CCTV cameras in the specific area where the clash took place had been cut just prior to the chaos.
Express News reported that authorities expressed their suspicion of a planned attack based on various other factors involved.
They questioned how the mob succeeded in snatching guns from the police, and why the Regional Police Officer (RPO) Rawalpindi failed to counter with an effective response.
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