LAHORE, Oct 05 (APP): Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi and Federal Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday.

They condemned nefarious attempts to malign the state institutions and expressed the commitment to counter every conspiracy against the state institutions, said a handout issued here.

The meeting decided an indiscriminate crackdown on violators of the law and the CM reiterated that the government would go to every extent to ensure the rule of law. Every possible step would be taken to protect the life and property of people, he added.

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Some elements were targeting institutions under a specific agenda and propaganda against the institutions was deplorable as well as condemnable as the country was facing numerous challenges, he emphasized.

No one would be allowed to take the law into his hands and the government would continue to stand firmly with the state institutions, he added.

The interior minister said that there was no justification for criticism of the institutions by some elements, adding that the specific agenda of the opposition, aimed at making the institutions controversial, had been exposed.

The opposition was bent upon defaming the country through its anti-Pakistan narrative, he deplored.

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Legal action would be initiated against those levelling accusations against the institutions, he added.

Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi said that those accusing institutions were not well-wishers of the country and the opposition was trying to finagle its wicked designs by making the institutions debatable.

Making of institutions controversial by those engaged in negative politics was equivalent to enmity with the country, he added.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, Chief Secretary, IG Police, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), and others attended the meeting.