ISLAMABAD: Security in the federal capital has been put on high alert, as additional contingents of police have been deployed at sensitive places and important buildings.
Inspector General of Police Sikandar Hayat has asked Islamabad Senior Superintendent of Police Muhammad Rizawan to ensure elaborate security arrangements at all sensitive locations due to the current situation of law and order in the country.
Following these directives, police have started strict checking at all the entry and exit points in the city. Similarly, patrolling in the city has been further enhanced. Police commandos have been deputed around sensitive locations and important buildings. Special police teams have been constituted by each police station for effective patrolling in its respective jurisdiction.
Staff of Bravo Vehicles have also been ordered to remain vigilant and ready to tackle any untoward situation, while Falcon Squad from Rescue 15 has also been directed for strict patrolling, besides keeping in touch with the heads of police stations for ensuring security.
Various halting points in Islamabad have also been specified to keep strict checking of those entering or leaving the city.
The IGP said that all SPs/ASPs/SDPOs have been directed to launch crack down on anti-social elements, miscreants and suspected elements.
Rapid response force of the Pakistan Rangers has been deputed in Islamabad at various points.
Meanwhile, SSP Muhammad Rizwan has directed all the SPs, SDPOs and SHOs to ensure strict checking at all entry and exit points and keep strict watch on suspicious persons.
Special search of the forest and green belts of the city has also been ordered.
Special police deployment has been ensured at sensitive and important buildings while police officials in civil uniforms have been assigned the task to keep an eye on suspicious elements, he added.
As a part of these security arrangements, the IGP said that additional logistic support and contingents of police would be provided to all police stations, while Rescue 15 and commandos had been assigned the task of joint patrolling in their respective areas.
Sikandar Hayat has appealed to the citizens to extend their full cooperation to the police and immediately inform Rescue 15 or the police stations concerned about any specious person or unclaimed luggage.
He also directed for effective coordination among all wings of Islamabad police, including operational police, CID, Security Division and Special Branch, on this occasion.
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