Police declare Bani Gali a security risk

Dunya News

Rangers alongside police have been deployed in the hills surrounding the residence.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Police in the federal capital have mounted security measures around Bani Gala, the residence of prime minister-in waiting Imran Khan.

A police team led by IG security and SP city after assessing the residence and the area around it ordered special security measures meant for the head of government.

Senior police officers said the residence has become a security risk for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman because he is likely to become the next prime minister.

Rangers alongside police have been deployed in the hills, at points from which the residence is visible. A heavy contingent of police will now patrol the roads leading to Bani Gala.

Moreover, authorities have installed CCTV cameras on walkthrough gates and started snap-checking of vehicles as part of enhanced security measures.

In a wide-ranging address to the nation, Imran Khan pledged to repurpose the Prime Minister s House. "I d be shameful if I were to live in the PM House while my country s downtrodden and poor live on the streets," he said.