Islamabad Red Zone sealed, containers set up in D-Chowk

PM Shehbaz calls cabinet meeting tomorrow; Govt starts seizing containers to block GT Road at Attock, Jhelum

By: News Desk
Published: 10:03 PM, 23 May, 2022
Islamabad Red Zone sealed, containers set up in D-Chowk
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The Islamabad administration has sealed the Red Zone and set up containers at the D-Chowk for security purposes on Monday night.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the federal government has prepared a plan to deal with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Long March participants.

As per the plan, a total of 22,000 personnel will be deployed for the security as Islamabad administration has called troops from other provinces.

The sources said 8,000 personnel of the Punjab Constabulary, and 2,000 personnel of the Anti-Riot Force were summoned to deal with the PTI protesters.

The sources said the Islamabad administration has also called 2,000 police personnel from Sindh while a total of 500 female police officers will also perform security duties.

The sources said 4,000 Rangers personnel were also called in to deal with the sit-in participants as well as 100 prisoner wagons have also been called from different provinces.

As many as 15,000 tear gas shells were also called in to disperse the lawbreakers.

On the other hand, the Punjab government has made a plan to stop the long march at Jhelum as police have started capturing containers to block the GT Road from both sides of the Bridge of Jhelum River.

The government has also halted containers in Attock city at the GT Road to block the route of the long march participants.

It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called a meeting of the federal cabinet to address the issue of Imran Khan’s long march tomorrow. 

Reporters: Farzana Siddique, Raja Waqar, Awais Kiyani