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Security alert for diplomatic missions

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 18: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday directed strict vigilance of diplomatic missions during Eid days to avert any possible terrorism incident including suicide attack.

He gave this direction at a high-level meeting to review security arrangement in Islamabad for Eidul Fitr.

The interior secretary, chief commissioner and other officers were present on the occasion.

The minister said the security plan should cover an effective strategy to combat any incident of violence by miscreants and anti-state elements and evacuation plan in case of any terrorist attack.

He said deployment of Rangers should be included in the security plan and they should deploy at places wherever it was necessary.

He said the unwarranted entry into important avenues, Parliament House, Diplomatic Enclave, PM House and  Secretariat and Presidency, Chief Minister Houses, etc., should be denied through effective security arrangements.

He said proper parking and traffic arrangements including search of vehicles should be ensured in an effective manner on entry/exit points and at all mosques, Eidgahs, Imambargahs.

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