Islamabad police gears up for Qadri’s long march

ISLAMABAD: Federal capital police has geared up to provide the security to the long march of Minhaj ul Quran Chief Allama Tahirul Qadri scheduled on January 14 to bring out a revolution in political regime of Pakistan, reported Aaj News Tuesday,

Containers and tankers were shifted near Islamabad’s red zone to block the areas.

Previously, In a meeting Interior minister Rehman Malik directed Islamabad commissioner and IG police from the government’s side to work with Qadri’s staff to ensure security.

However, commissioner Islamabad showed some reservations over the security threats.

The official said that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has informed the interior ministry that as many as Rs 250 million will be required for the security arrangements of the long march.

The city administration said, 10,000 security personnel would have to be deployed on the occasion and ICT administration would provide food, fuel along with lodging and boarding facility to the troops deployed on the occasion.

Qadri had announced to lead a long march to Islamabad on January 14 if the current government fails to fix the system.

The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) decided to join the long march despite being a part of the current setup.