Rangers to takeover security of Islamabad’s red zone

ISLAMABADThe interior ministry on Monday has decided to hand over the security of Islamabad’s Red Zone to Rangers and FC from March 20 to April 2.

Well-informed sources said the interior ministry has decided to summon Rangers in Islamabad’s Red Zone from March 20 to April 2 to maintain law and order.

As many as 2,000 personnel of Rangers and FC will be deployed.

It must be mentioned here that from March 20 to April 2, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) moot will be held, March 23 parade and all the all-important sessions of the National Assembly for the voting on the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition against PM Imran Khan, is also scheduled between the above-mentioned dates.

Rangers and FC troops will be deployed at the important buildings and roads in the Red Zone. Sources said that a notification in this regard will be issued soon.

Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had said the security of the Parliament House and parliamentarians’ lodges would be reinforced with the deployment of the Rangers and FC personnel on the day of voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Last week, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl’s (JUI-F) volunteer group Ansarul Islam started rehearsal to take over security of the National Assembly (NA) ahead of the no-confidence motion.

Islamabad police concluded the operation to oust the volunteers of Ansarul Islam Force from the Parliament Lodges. During the operation, several volunteers were arrested and others fled.

The check-post in charge, inspector in charge, and line officer were suspended over failure to block the entry of Ansarul Islam volunteers from the Parliament Lodges. TF REPORT

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