Govt extends Red Zone to Zero Point

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Administration to secure non-traditional passages linking Federal Capital

Ahead of the arrival of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s long march in Islamabad, the government has extended the Red Zone of the federal capital toZero Point.

Under the new decision, Faisal Avenue, Margallah Road, Barri Imam and Fifth Avenue have all been made part of the Red Zone. Since Section 144 will remain in force in the areas declared parts of the Zone, no rally or a public gathering will be allowed there. The administration of the federal capital has decided to fully secure all non-traditional passages linking Islamabad from adjoining areas from today.For the purpose, trained snipers would be deployed across the Margalla Hills and adjacent hilly areas making the borderline of the federal capital. It will make the criminal movement through the routes impossible. The administration is determined to keeping the city free of any fear and threat during all these days.

DIG Operations Islamabad Sohail Zafar Chattha has instructed the police and FC officials to be highly alert and ready to deal with any situation. He met police and FC officers on Sunday who were on duty and maintained that the law enforcement agencies would take every possible measure to protect the lives and property of citizens as well as private and commercial property and were ready to thwart adventurism from anti-state elements.

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