Punjab government has decided to impose a ban on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) private militia Ansarul Islam and sent a summary to the concerned cabinet committee, citing sources, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Sources told ARY News that the Punjab home department sent a summary to the cabinet committee, as well as forwarded its recommendations to the chief minister regarding the imposition of a ban on JUI-F’s volunteer group Ansarul Islam.

According to the home department, the final approval of a ban on the JUI-F’s militia will be taken from the Punjab cabinet.

The development came after the opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), made an announcement to organise a long march towards Islamabad against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government.