Police issue new traffic plan for entry to red zone

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After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers blocked several points leading to the federal capital from Peshawar and Rawalpindi, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police on Tuesday issued a new traffic plan.

A spokesperson for the ICT police said that people should avoid taking the route to Islamabad from M-2 motorway, and Shamsabad, Rawalpindi to Murree road as these routes have been closed for all kinds of traffic from both sides.

The official further said that commuters can use the Margalla Road, and Ayub Chowk and Serena Road for entrance to the Red Zone.

He further said that the Faizabad interchange, Srinagar Highway, motorway link road, airport link road, and Murree Expressway are open for all kinds of traffic,.

The Islamabad Expressway and IJP roads are also open for all kinds of traffic. Traffic coming from GT road to Margalla Point has been diverted on to alternative routes, while the traffic of GT Road coming from Rawalpindi has been diverted from Chungi 26 to Srinagar Highway.

More over, the All Government Employees Grand Alliance (AGEGA) on Tuesday assured the Islamabad administration that they will not block roads in the federal capital during their sit-in.

As per details, the city administration held talks with AGEGA leaders who are demanding an increase in salaries and allowances.

The govt employees assured that they will not block roads. The deputy commissioner of Islamabad (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon, the deputy inspector general (DIG), the assistant commissioner (AC) and others negotiated with the protesting employees.

Earlier , CIA of Islamabad police apprehended five members of two dacoits gang involved in numerous robberies and recovered looted cash, gold ornament, mobile phone, valuables Rs. 1.4 million and weapons with ammunition from their possession , a police public relations officer said.

He said that, following the directions of the Inspector General of Police Dr Akbar Nasir Khan and on special orders of DIG Operations Sohail Zafar chatha, CIA police team has evolved a comprehensive .

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