Terror fear triggers high alert in Pakistan
An alert has been declared following intelligence reports that "five terrorists" are out to strike "somewhere" in the country.india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 12:47 IST
A high alert across Pakistan has been sounded by the government following intelligence reports that "five terrorists" are out to strike "somewhere" in the country like the suicide killing of over 35 army recruits in Dargai on Wednesday.
Quoting official source, Dawn newspaper on Saturday said that all provincial governments and the Islamabad capital territory administration have been directed to place security forces on high alert.
"We are taking no chances. The tightened security will ensure that an intending attacker finds it difficult to carry out such an attack," a senior police official said.
About 150 personnel of Pakistan Rangers and a large number of the Frontier Constabulary troopers were deployed along the Margalla Road and at embassies of Norway, Denmark and China on Thursday night.
The green area was thoroughly combed by the Rangers, a security source said.
Earlier, 300 personnel of Pakistan Rangers and additional contingents of police were deployed at sensitive places in Islamabad.
"Even those who hang about on roads are being told to move on by the security personnel," an official said.
The localities of Afghan nationals, particularly Karachi Company, have also been combed by the security agencies.
Security personnel in civvies have also been deputed to keep a vigil on passengers and other suspicious looking people.