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Qadri long march: 3,000 FC, police personnel to arrive in Islamabad

Published Jan 12, 2013 09:55am

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In this Jan 9, 2013, photo, Tahirul Qadri speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Lahore. — Photo by AP/File

ISLAMABAD: Three thousand personnel from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Frontier Constabulary and Punjab police will arrive in Islamabad on Saturday as a part of the security arrangements for the Jan 14 long march to be led by the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Tahirul Qadri, DawnNews reported.  

The army has also been issued directives to remain on standby in case of an emergency situation.

Sources told DawnNews that officials from the police and district administration were still ‘confused’ with respect to the finalisation of security arrangements for the TMQ long march.

Islamabad’s Red Zone area has already been sealed with the help of 81 containers. Moreover, closed-circuits television cameras have been installed from Faizabad to the Red Zone. The feeds from these cameras would be managed from a control-room established in the offices of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA).

The sources added that the police would provide foreign diplomats and envoys with security guidelines for their movements.