ISLAMABAD: Following Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s call for a long march, more Sindh Police personnel are ready to leave for the federal capital to offer extra security.
According to the details, at least 1,000 more Sindh police officers are preparing to leave for Islamabad to deal with any unanticipated issues that may arise as the long march approaches Islamabad.
Moreover, the decision was made after Imran Khan stated a day earlier that his party’s long march will begin early on October 28 (Friday) from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk, despite the government’s repeated warnings to the former premier and the PTI.
Earlier today, PTI’s Sindh Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) requesting that the Inspector-General (IG) Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon, as well as the federal and Sindh governments, recall the 6,000 police personnel from Islamabad to prevent street crime in Karachi and assist the flood-affected population — where they are most needed.
Sindh Police in Islamabad were trained at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Police Training Centre in Razzakabad, Karachi. They were told to congregate at the training center’s grounds ahead of their departure and that they would be transported to Islamabad by train at any time.
On October 24, around 6,000 Sindh police personnel, 90 platoons, and 2,667 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel arrived in Islamabad to protect the capital from PTI marchers.
As per the details, FC personnel have been housed in the yard of the Faisal Mosque, while police forces have been housed at the Haji Camp. The security has been tightened throughout the capital.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court denied the federal government’s bid to halt Khan’s long march to Islamabad, with Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial directing the government to hold talks with Imran Khan.