Rawalpindi is taking strict security measures ahead of the PTI-long march. Special arrangements are being made, should PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan participate in the long march.
According to the details, more than 10,000 policemen will be deployed for security. Previously, it was decided that 6000 security personnel will be stationed for Imran Khan’s protection, however, the number has been increased, especially since the former premier claimed that he still fears an attack.
In the case of Imran Khan’s participation in the march, he will be provided with “a box security cover in the style of the security of former prime ministers”.
In addition to this, sharpshooters will be deployed at the buildings on the route of the long march convoy, while the march will be monitored through CCTV and drone cameras.
500 highway patrolling commandos and 122 commandos from the Punjab Police would be deployed in the city. Thirty-eight elite force personnel, 91 women police officers, and 1,094 traffic police officers will also be called in.
Imran Khan’s assassination attempt
The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, suffered injuries to his leg after being shot at in a protest march he was leading in Wazirabad in Punjab. Nine other people were also injured and one person died in the attack.
The assassination attempt on Imran Khan caused shock waves everywhere. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Army, and other politicians and government leaders have condemned the attack and called for an immediate investigation into the matter.
The attack was not only condemned by Pakistani political leaders, activists, and social media users but people from around the world have also expressed shock and concern.
Imran Khan is currently preparing to join PTI’s long march from Rawalpindi. Punjab Home Minister Omar Sarfraz Cheema revealed that intelligence reports confirmed serious threats to Imran Khan’s life, however, the government is providing foolproof security to the PTI Chief.