The local police have impounded 400 containers to block the entry into twin cities in order to halt Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s ‘Azadi march’ which could lead the country to change of government on independence day.
A police official told media that some of the containers were placed in the green belt along the Islamabad Expressway. He further added that the entry points to the federal capital from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would also be sealed.
Moreover, the bulk quantity of rubber bullets and tear gas shells will be used to disperse demonstrators for which Rawalpindi police have sought funds to buy these two essential weapons in bulk.
Additionally, the government has activated the Anti Terrorist Squad in Islamabad and assigned senior superintendent of the police traffic to lead it on August 14.
The official said that an extra 8,000 policemen have been sent to the capital while the demand was made for 15,000 extra personnel. The Rawalpindi police had sought 10,000 extra personnel but the government provided them only 800 officials from the Railway police.
In the meanwhile, the leaves of all police men have been immediately cancelled and they have been ordered to join duties at once.