TLP march: Security, administrative arrangements in twin cities, traffic police finalize diversion routes


Islamabad, Aug. 30 (TNS): Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) march from Lahore to Islamabad — which started on Wednesday as a form of protest against Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders’ announcement to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures — caused sleepless nights to administration of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

The party is demanding that the government expel the Netherlands’ ambassador to Pakistan from the country in protest against the competition.

Comprising hundreds of supporters of the religiopolitical party, the rally on Thursday was knocking at the doors of the federal capital.

Commuters are experiencing heavy traffic jams on routes leading to Islamabad because of the march.

The capital administration has started bringing in containers to secure the red zone before the protesters reach there.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Police had requested 2,000 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel but so far only 700 have arrived to assist them.

The capital police has also requested 1,000 Rangers officials for their aid in case of a security crisis.

The capital police, following a meeting of its officials, also issued the directives to not let the rally enter the red zone.

Meanwhile, hospitals in Rawalpindi have been put on high alert by the district administration.

Traffic police also finalized diversion routes in case of TLP sit-in at Zero Point, Faizabad, Faisal Ave, Jinnah Ave and D-chowk.

In case of sit-in, masses are directed to follow routes given below:


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