Preventative measures: Police dig up trenches in anticipation of attacks

Several police stations have been declared as sensitive.


Our Correspondent February 19, 2014
Bomb disposal officials "weigh" an improvised explosive device found outside a police station in Karachi on Wednesday. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS

KARACHI:


Police officials have directed their respective police stations to dig out trenches around the premises as counter-measures in the event of a terrorist attack.


In the initial phase, trenches were dug around the Sohrab Goth and Surjani Town police stations while the same measures will be implemented in other police stations of the city soon.

“The decision was taken after the intelligence agencies, in their communiqué with the provincial government, informed them about potential threats of terrorism,” explained a source privy to the matter. “Militants are planning to attack police stations, the police headquarters, police lines and the offices of the law enforcement agencies with explosive laden vehicles.”

Several police stations, including Gulshan-e-Maymar, Surjani Town, Pirabad, Mominabad, Orangi Town, Manghopir, SITE, Saeedabad, Ittehad Town, Mauripur, Sohrab Goth, Mobina Town, Sacchal, Memon Goth, Quaidabad, Landhi, Sharafi Goth, Ibrahim Hyderi, Jamshed Quarters, Baloch Colony and Darakshan have been declared highly sensitive.

“We have been directed to dig trenches, place containers, construct a wall and establish pickets around the station,” said the Memon Goth police station SHO Naeem Khan while talking to The Express Tribune. “We are readying for the real battle.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2014.

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