The city police on Friday presented a comprehensive security plan for Independence Day. More than 1,500 police officials assisted by Rangers and Frontier Constabulary would be deployed at sensitive locations around the city.
According to the plan, special deployments will be made at all important installations, buildings and marketplaces to avoid any untoward incident and ensure public security.
Four Quick Response Force (QRF) teams of commandoes and lady commandoes and eight teams of mounted police were constituted to patrol Constitution Avenue, Parliament House, Presidency, Supreme Court and the Diplomatic Enclave.
Keeping the possibility of hundreds of people flocking to Islamabad on the night of August 13 and on Independence Day, police reserves and special strength have been provided to police stations to maintain high alert security.
Police Reserves will be deployed at various squares.
All SDPOs and SHOs will arrange special patrolling in their respective areas and patrolling officers monitor vehicles and people entering and exiting the Federal Capital. Vehicles with tinted glass or suspicious number plates will be thoroughly checked and their relevant particulars will be noted.
Rangers officials will be deployed in Islamabad on the order of District Magistrate. Plain-clothes policemen will be deputed to gather advance intelligence and in case of useful any notice of suspicious activity they will immediately inform to relevant police officials and main police control.
CDA and hospital authorities were requested to provide fire trucks and ambulances respectively in accordance with the security plan.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2011.
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