Security put on high alert in capital


ISLAMABAD: Security in the Federal Capital has been put on high alert to thwart any untoward incident, a police source said.

He said deployment of additional contingents of police at sensitive places and important buildings has been made to avoid any untoward incident in the area.

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khalid Khan Khattak, he said, has directed senior officials to ensure security in their respective jurisdictions to avoid any unrest after execution of Mumtaz Qadri.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has been directed to supervise all the arrangements and all SPs will coordinate in this regard.

Following the directions, police have started strict checking at all entry and exit points in the city.

Similarly, patrolling in the city has been increased.

Police Commandos have been deputed around sensitive locations and important buildings while policemen equipped with sophisticated weapons will also perform duties at the rooftops.

Special police teams constituted by each police stations will patrol for effective security measurements in their respective jurisdiction.

Bravo vehicles have been ordered to remain vigilant and ready to tackle any untoward situation while squad of falcon vehicles from Rescue 15 have also been directed for strict patrolling in the area.

The Acting IGP has also directed for effective coordination among all wings of Islamabad police including Operational police, CID Department, Security Division and Special Branch.

He appealed the citizens to extend their full co-operation with police and immediately inform `Rescue 15 or concerned Police Stations’ about any suspicious activity.