Capital braces for PTI's long march

Police paid Rs70mn in advance for the procurement while the headquarter keeps 15,000 shells in stock


Our Correspondent September 27, 2022
A file photo of Islamabad police. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

The Capital Territory Police has procured 40,000 shells to protect Islamabad from the participants of the PTI’s expected long march.

As per the sources, the police paid Rs70 million in advance for the procurement while the headquarter keeps 15,000 shells in stock.

Sources have informed that the government’s price for each shell is Rs1,750.

This new procurement along with the existing stock of 15,000 will raise the government’s stock to 50,000 shells.

The newly procured shells have a short range of 75 metres and a long range of 150 metres.

This preparation is projecting the federal government’s concern and it seems that the conflicting days are not too far away.

 

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