Security of Imran’s Banigala residence beefed up

Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s Banigala residence has become the security agencies’ prime concern as its resident is going to be the country’s 19 Prime Minister after his oath-taking ceremony most probably on August 14.
These extra security measures are also taken in the wake of at least four security alerts National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has issued about Imran Khan since election date.
In this regard, a shade cloth has been installed around the residence of PTI chief Imran Khan so that the building is protected from the focus of onlookers from the mountain top, hills and the jungle.
The prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan’s security and that of his house has been beefed up, said an official of the District Administration while talking to Pakistan Observer here on Saturday.
Security around him and his residence has been tightened as per the VVIP standard, police and administration he said. in this regard, instructions have been issued from the office of the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner in accordance to the recommendations made by the Security Wing of the capital police after a survey of the Banigala residence and its adjacent areas.
Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have been also asked to strengthen security measures around Imran Khan’s residence immediately.
CDA and MCI chiefs were also asked to install the shade cloth around the lawns of Imran Khan’s house so that those sitting in the laws are out of sight of the people in the jungle, mountains and hilltops. Meanwhile, search lights are also installed around the boundary wall of the house for security purposes as well.
Besides shade cloth, Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to install 25 flood lights in the neighbourhood of Banigala.
On the directives of the district administration, the civic agency has decided to install 25 flood lights in order to facilitate the security personnel deployed in Banigala, a CDA official told.
The official said that CDA and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) officials had met with PTI leaders for installing of over 200 flood lights in the area and that the prime minister-in-waiting had opposed and said there is no need for such a large number of flood lights. Besides, Imran Khan was more concerned about trees around his residence and warned that they must not be chopped off in the name of security or installation of searchlights.

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