Ministry summons police from provinces to assist in Islamabad

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Interior Ministry has decided to take emergency measures to tackle likely protest by the supporters of an outlawed religious group in the federal capital city.

According to sources, the government has decided to secure Islamabad from the protesters at any cost. The government has summoned police contingents from provinces to ensure public order in Islamabad in the wake of likely protest, sources said.

The ministry has called contingents of 30,000 policemen from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir, according to sources. The Ministry of Interior has summoned 10,000 policemen and officers from Punjab, KP and Kashmir each to assist in maintenance of law and order.

The interior ministry has directed the provinces to sent riot gears with their police contingents, according to sources.

The ministry wrote letters to the secretaries of provinces for deployment of police contingents in Islama-
bad.

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