Capital’s security put on high alert amid Peshawar bomb blast

By Uzma Zafar

Islamabad: Following the special directions of IGP Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir, the security of the federal capital Islamabad has been put on high alert amid Peshawar bomb blast. Senior officials are directed to check the duty points by themselves, laxity and negligence will not be tolerated in this regard.
Checking has been increased at all entry and exit points of Islamabad. Instructions have been issued to the officers and officials deployed at the checkpoints during duty to make security more effective and keep a close watch on suspicious vehicles and individuals.
Islamabad Capital Police officials deployed at the duty points have been restricted to use mobile phones. Officials should be equipped with proper gadgets and weapons and should be vigilant at all times.
Islamabad Capital Police is equipped with thermal imaging capability and it is being fully utilized. Suspicious persons or vehicles will be closely monitored; pedestrians and vehicles in the diplomatic enclave and red zone will be checked through e-chowki.
Checking at diplomatic enclave entry points and red zone checkpoints has further been tightened and checking of visitors and vehicles coming to high security should be completed through modern systems.
Directions have been issued to all incharges and officers to further tighten the security in the federal capital adding that the protection of citizens’ life and property, government property are among the top priorities of Islamabad Capital Police.