ISLAMABAD (INP) Authorities have tightened security in the Red Zone of federal capital after opposition politician Imran Khan announced he will lead thousands of protesters into the capital,s high-security area on Tuesday.
Islamabad s Red Zone houses diplomatic posts, parliament, government offices and the presidential and prime ministerial houses.
The area has been fortified in three steps. Police have been deployed at frontline while FC personnel are present in second row and Rangers personnel have been deployed outside the government offices and diplomatic posts.
All routes leading towards the heavily fortified area were completely sealed. Rubber bullets and tear gas shells have been provided to more than 10,000 policemen, FC personnel and Rangers.
Police authorities have warned that any protestor trying to enter the Red Zone will be dealt with iron hand.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has repeatedly said no one would be allowed to enter the high security zone, which is protected by police and blocked off with shipping containers.