ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army has categorically denied deployment of its jawans at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport for security reasons in the wake of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri’s arrival Monday morning.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted Sunday night that Pakistan Army is engaged in North Waziristan Agency operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ so no Army men are being deployed at the airport.
Ealier, PAT chief Qadri before his departure from London to Islamabad had demanded deployment of Army personnel at BBIAI.
According to the airport security officials, no extra force has been deployed at Islamabad Airport, however, Punjab Police would be looking after the overall security of the area and would be deployed outside the airport premises.
According to the sources, the security at Islamabad Airport is already declared Red Alert on the arrival of Qadir. Extra deployment has been made and all the protocol passes has been cancelled.
However, the passengers would be allowed to enter the premises of the airport and a special shuttle service would be facilitating the passengers for the purpose.