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Islamabad police in action: Special security plan revealed amid terror threat

As a result of the terror attack, the capital is on high alert. Since the suicide attack in Islamabad, multiple foreign missions have advised their citizens and staff to limit their movement due to the security situation in the city. 

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Following the suicide attack in Islamabad’s I-10 sector, and the resurgence of terror activities across the country, the Islamabad police have issued a special security plan.

According to the security plan by the police, temporary security check posts have been established at 25 different locations in Islamabad while Safe City cameras will record Red Zone entrances.

The authorities will be using safe city cameras to record Red Zone entrances while the metro bus service passengers’ video will also be recorded. The police also requested the residents and foreigners to carry their identification documents. The residents have also been advised to use excise office-issued number plates on vehicles.

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“Legal action will be taken against illegal number plates and unregistered vehicles,” the police said.

 

Islamabad on high alert

Pertinent to mention that the security plan comes three days after a policeman was martyred and six others, including four fellow cops, had been injured in a suicide blast reported in Islamabad’s I-10/4 sector. The slain officer was identified as Head Constable Adeel Hussain.

As a result of the terror attack, the capital is on high alert. Since the suicide attack in Islamabad, multiple foreign missions have advised their citizens and staff to limit their movement due to the security situation in the city.

On Sunday, the US Embassy in Islamabad advised its mission personnel to avoid “non-essential and unofficial” travel in the federal capital throughout the holiday season days after the suicide attack. The UK embassy even advised its employees in Pakistan to refrain from visiting Marriott Hotel.

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The Australian high commissioner also said officials in Islamabad have been advised to increase vigilance and limit travel within the city. The Saudi embassy too issued a security alert for its citizens in Pakistan, advising them to remain careful and limit their movement.

There has been a rise in terror incidents across the country — especially in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — after the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) ended its ceasefire with Islamabad last month.