DG Rangers Punjab to lead operation to handle Islamabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: Director General Rangers Punjab Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan has been appointed as overall incharge of the operation to handle the sit-in organized by activists of a religious party at Faizabad Interchange and in some other areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
A notification to this effect has been issued by Interior Ministry. The DG Rangers has been given the charge till 3rd of next month.
Earlier, Pakistan Rangers took control of the sit-in area at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad on Sunday. Police and Frontier Constabulary have been deployed at I-8 Markaz. Rangers have cordoned off the IJP Road, Expressway , Murree Road and the Faisal Avenue. The protestors at the moment are gathered at the sit-in site.There is no traffic movement in the area of I-8 and Faizabad. Peaceful conditions prevail in Islamabad and Rawalpindi following yesterday’s operation against protestors who have blocked Faizabad Intersection for the last three weeks. The operation was carried out under the direction of Islamabad High Court which gave deadline to the Government to get the area vacated from protestors.


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