ISLAMABAD - In the wake of constant threats from terrorist organisations, Islamabad district administration on Tuesday decided to widen circle of Red Zone and deploy highly skilled professional anti-terror squad of Islamabad police to avert any mishap.
Decision was taken in a high-level meeting of officers of Islamabad District management which was headed by the Federal Minister for Interior, Senator A Rehman Malik on Tuesday.
The unusual meeting reviewed law and order situation of the federal capital, especially in the wake of fresh terror threats from the terrorists and banned militant organisations. The meeting agreed to provide security of diplomatic missions, foreign nationals and sensitive buildings.
The meeting was attended by Federal Secretary Interior, Additional Secretary, MOI, Chief Commissioner ICT, Inspector General of Police (IG), ICT, Director General National Crisis Management Cell, DIG, Security, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and SSP (Operation) Islamabad. According to a press note issued by Interior Ministry, Malik reviewed the security situation of the federal capital and directed IGP, Islamabad and Islamabad Administration to enhance security measures and red alert for Red Zone should continue in view of serious threat.
He said that Red Zone area has been extended till Embassy Road immediately and entry to Red Zone will be allowed only to authorised persons having valid CNIC which will be verified by NADRA on the spot.
He said that all visitors to National Assembly should be scrutinised and extra security should be made for the present session of the Parliament.
He further directed that all vehicles having unauthorised lights/police plates should be removed immediately. Any such vehicles can be confiscated and legal action will be taken against the driver.