The federal government on Friday approved the deployment of the Pakistan Army and civil armed forces for security across the country ahead of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).

The notification for the deployment of forces was issued with the approval of the federal government on the summary of the Ministry of Interior.

The federal government approved the services of the Pak Army for Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, and all four provinces under Article 245 of the Constitution. A central control room was also established in the Ministry of Interior to monitor the security situation.

The Federal Interior Minister went on to say that on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the Pakistan Army will perform security duties to help the civil government, adding that the Pak Army is already engaged in relief and rehabilitation work for the flood-stricken people.