Worried by Taliban’s surge authorities rush 250 more Rangers to IslamabadApril 25th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.25 (ANI): Amid the unprecedented terror threat from the Taliban, Pakistan Rangers have deployed 250 more security personnel across the capital city.
According to The Daily Times, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration had asked for more security personnel to safe guard the city from any untoward situation.
Sources said that 200 more Northern Areas’ scouts are ready to be deployed in the city, and would reach here shortly.
A senior police official said that combing and search operations on and around the Margalla hills have been stepped up considering the increased threat perception of the Taliban entering the city.
“Rangers and Frontier Constabulary (FC) has already been deployed on Margalla hills and their number would be increased in the days ahead,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) Asadullah Faiz said.
Check points have been established at all the entry and exit points of the city, and a strict vigil in being kept on all vehicles entering or leaving Islamabad. (ANI)
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