Islamabad police chalk out security arrangements for August 14

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The capital police has planned to deploy heavy contingent of police at all sensitive points of the metropolitan to avoid any untoward incident on Independence Day.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has chalked out a comprehensive plan on the occasion of Independence Day and decided to deploy security personnel at important installations as well as the public places too, police sources said.

As per plan, 2500 cops would perform security duties on the occasion and the city has been divided into various beats while additional strength has been deployed at main shopping centers at markets.

Likewise, special contingents have been also deployed at Dhokri chowk, Korian Wala Chowk, French embassy chowk and Kashmir Chowk.

“Additional heavy contingents will be deployed at all public places, especially parks and various other important spots. The capital police would try best to deliver their duties with discipline on the auspicious occasion”, the sources added.

Mobile Reserve police will also remain alert while contingents of Rangers and FC will also perform security duties on the occasion.

The SSP has directed all SDPOs and SHOs to conduct special search and checking at slums, private hostels, inns and restaurants in their respective areas.

The sources said that SPs would monitor security duties in their respective areas while alert to be maintained at high security zone.

He said that unpaved routes in red zone would be sealed while private and official guards would be checked along with VIPs. The SSP said that police commandos, lady police, mobile patrolling and eagle squad, Anti-terror squad, Bomb Disposal Squad, Quick Response Force Unit have been also activated while special branch, traffic police and CID staff would  perform duties on the occasion.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has directed all police officials to take strict action against professional alm-seekers. The city’s forested areas will be scanned with sophisticated security equipment while security personnel on horses will patrol the city.

Islamabad residents and those coming to the city from others areas have been appealed to keep with them their CNIC or other identification documents.

Meanwhile, the sources said that IGP Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin has directed all wings of Islamabad police to ensure complete coordination on the occasion as it is their top priority to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens.

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