Tightening security: Army to be deployed in Islamabad

Army personnel will also be deployed on all routes leading to the the Red Zone.

News Desk June 15, 2014
File photo of Pakistan army personnel. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan Army troops are being deployed in the federal capital from today (Sunday) in the wake of threats of possible terrorist attacks, Express News reported.

According to Islamabad police sources, two companies, comprising 250 soldiers, will be deployed to beef up security in the federal capital.

The security of the red zone and other sensitive offices and buildings is being tightened, they said.

The Diplomatic Enclave is among the parts of the federal capital where army troops will take up security responsibilities.

Army personnel will also be deployed on all routes leading to the the Red Zone.

Meanwhile, it has been decided that the Rangers will patrol the Margala Hills round the clock.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2014.


Jibran | 7 years ago | Reply

Wise move, as Ch. Nisar and his Baji Police have proven to be pathetic.

Verronica | 7 years ago | Reply

You could have shown a better image with the headline that speaks of capital city. But why? Why would you even bother presenting an image of Pakistan that's any different from Broken Baghdad or Burning Kabul. Express Tribune, deforming Pakistan since beginning of time. (y)

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