Red Zone security handed over to Army

August 10, 2014

Terror bid foiled in Rawalpindi; 3 terrorists arrested

ISLAMABAD (INP) The red zone and diplomatic enclave in the federal capital have been sealed off for national parade and Independence Day.

Sources said that containers and barbed wires have been dropped at red zone and diplomatic enclave to seal them off.

Sources said the security of both the locations has been handed over to the army; however, security of parliament house is being managed from a special control room.

National parade will be held on the night between 13 and 14 August in front of the parliament house.

Pakistan army has also been deployed in Red Zone for security duties till August 14. Meanwhile, all routes leading to Red Zone were completely sealed and Pak Army troops were deployed around it.

Police personnel are however handling the routine traffic and movement of people in the area.

Meanwhile, the sensitive organizations Sunday arrested three terrorists and recovered two suicide jackets beside explosive materials from them at Chaklala Railway Station here.

Sources said that the three accused terrorists were on board a railcar about to leave from Rawalpindi to Lahore. However, the sleuths of the sensitive organizations taking timely action arresting them recovered two suicide jackets and explosive materials.

The accused terrorists have been shifted to some unknown place for further investigation.

It is worth mentioning that officials of intelligence agencies and police personnel have been deployed at all the railway stations, bus stations and other key points to keep a close watch on suspected terrorists.