30 commandos deployed at Adiala Jail


RAWALPINDI: As many as 30 commandoes were deployed to guard Adiala Central Jail on Sunday after its security was handed over to Pakistan Army amid the security threat.The 30 commandos deployed are instructed to aid the police and Rangers personnel on security duty. The commandos are performing joint-duty along with 50 rangers. Superintendent Jail, Malik Mushtaq said that the commandos are deployed amid the terror threat. The commandos will also patrol around the jail. He said that the security situation is also being monitored with the help of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Mushtaq said that Pak army will aid the police and rangers for jail’s external security. Many inmates belonging to the banned terrorist outfits are imprisoned in Adiala Jail.It is pertinent to mention here that the federal government has assigned federal capital Islamabad’s security as well to Pak army. As many as 250 army men have been be deployed on sensitive and most important areas of the city. An uneasy calm prevailed in the federal capital on Sunday after security has been beefed up to counter the emerging terrorism threats to the country’s seat of power. In the wake of terrorism threats, Pakistan Army has been deployed at key state installations in Islamabad, media reports suggest. According to details over 250 personnel of army’s 111 Brigade will perform duties at sensitive installations including President House, Prime Minister House, Parliament Lodges and Diplomatic Enclave located in the Red Zone.Federal Interior Ministry had decided to hand over internal security of Islamabad to army following reports of sensitive agencies which issued security alert fearing terrorists’ attacks in the federal capital. Islamabad has been on high alert since attack on Karachi airport, however interestingly, the officials at Federal Interior Ministry, responsible of security of the city have not been available to give the true picture of the situation in the city publicly. 

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