Pakistan makes ‘special’ security plan for Islamabad amid terror alert by foreign missions

ISlamabad: Pakistani police on Tuesday announced special security measures, including setting up 25 new checkpoints, to tighten security in the federal capital here after a number of countries, including the US, UK, Arab Saudi Arabia and Australia asked their citizens to limit their travel, warning of the possibility. terrorist threat.
According to the security plan shared on islamabad policeon his official Twitter account, Red Zone entry points will be captured via Safe City cameras while metro bus passenger surveillance video will also be conducted.
Pakistani citizens as well as foreign nationals have been asked to carry identification with them.
“The special security plan was issued based on the current security situation in Islamabad. Temporary security checkpoints have been set up at 25 different locations in Islamabad,” the statement said.
Police also advise locals to register tenants and employees at the nearest police station and warn that unregistered local or foreign employers will be investigated.
All motorists have been instructed to ensure their vehicles have license plates issued by the excise office. People have been asked to notify authorities of any unusual activity on the helpline.
The security plan comes after the governments of the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia issued advice to their respective citizens in Pakistan to limit their movements due to possible terrorist threats. happening.
The advice comes after Friday’s suicide bombing in Islamabad left a policeman dead. This is the first major terrorist attack in Islamabad after the onset of a recent wave of militias that were initially limited to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Two days after the explosion, US Embassy in Islamabad warning of a possible terrorist threat to US citizens in Marriott Hotel in the country’s capital and banned American employees from visiting the five-star facility.
The Saudi Embassy in Islamabad also issued a security advisory on Monday instructing its citizens in Pakistan to limit movement. The UK and Australia issued separate security warnings on Monday, asking their citizens to limit movement in Pakistan.


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