Decision to give red zone security to army during PTI long march

Decision to give red zone security to army during PTI long march

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During the long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), it was decided to hand over the security of the Islamabad Red Zone to the Pakistan Army.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, in which the government finalized the strategy to prevent a possible long march.

Secretary Interior, Commandant FC, IG Islamabad, Commander Rangers, DIG Operations, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and security agencies participated in the meeting.

On the instructions of the Home Minister, the proceedings of the meeting were kept in-camera, security agencies briefed the participants about the possible long march of PTI.

According to the sources, it was told in the briefing that the PTI March participants are likely to be between 15,000 and 20,000.

It was decided in the meeting that the Pakistan Army will be deployed in the red zone government buildings and diplomatic enclaves under Article 245 of the Constitution.

According to the sources, it was decided in the meeting that the PTI Long March will not be allowed to enter Islamabad under any circumstances.

In the meeting, action was approved against those who provided logistical and financial support to the Long March.

According to the sources, in the meeting it was also decided to ban possession of firearms in case of PTI long march.

According to the sources, the services of Islamabad Police, Sindh Police, Rangers and FC will be taken to ensure law and order.

According to the sources, full identification of the federal employees providing support and action under the East Code has been decided.

In the meeting, instructions were given to keep the movement of citizens of Islamabad, hospitals and schools open during the long march.

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