Eid Under High Security Alert

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SLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has issued orders to all the law enforcement agencies for high security alert on the occasion of Eidul Fitr while a special monitoring cell has been established at the ministry for coordination between the centre and the provinces.

It is learnt that mobile phone service would be suspended for a limited period during Eid prayers in sensitive declared cities. On the other hand leaves/holidays of personnel of police, para military forces, law enforcement agencies have been cancelled in view of danger of attacks by the terrorists.

According to reports, there would be security of the capital from the air while there would be total ban on parking of vehicles near Mosques, Eidgahs and Imbargahs. All roads leading to Faisal Mosque have been sealed and shuttle service arranged to facilitate the faithfuls to offer prayers.

Already all the entry point to Islamabad have been strengthened and suspected vehicles and people are being searched.

The high security alert has been ordered in view of the threats received from the terrorists and the breakup of DI Khan central prison.

Official sources said that there is a danger that the terrorists may attack at sensitive installations in dozens and even hundreds in view of the attack by about 200 militants in DI Khan.

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