State of high alert in Islamabad amid terror threats

State of high alert in Islamabad amid terror threats


Security further beefed up in Islamabad amid terror threats

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Police have further tightened security in the capital city as part of a special plan chalked out amid rising trend in terror activities in the country.

The Islamabad police in a couple of tweets said 25 temporary check posts had been set up at various points, adding that entry points of the Red Zone would be recorded via Safe City cameras. The video surveillance passengers travelling in the metro bus would also be conducted. 

Police have asked citizens and foreign nationals to carry their identification documents with them while travelling across the city. They also warned of action against people using non-specimen number plates for their vehicles. 

Last week, the Capital City Administration (CDA) banned all public gatherings for the next two weeks and declared a high alert in the city. The ban was announced after a suicide blast took place in Islamabad’s sector I-10 in which a policeman was martyred and two terrorists were killed.

According to a notification issued by the deputy commissioner, “In light of recent advisories/threat alerts issued by the law enforcement agencies and today’s attack on police, the security of Islamabad has been beefed up to obviate the threats within the jurisdiction of capital which can disrupt peace and tranquility causing damage to public life and property. However, the likelihood of such activities cannot be ruled out in coming days.” 

Meanwhile, the USA, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia have issued an alert to its citizens in the wake of possible terror attacks in Islamabad.