Islamabad: Law enforcement agencies across Pakistan have chalked out a comprehensive plan to ensure security for the foreign nationals, government installations, minorities, and general public during the observance of Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool (PBUH).
The government has stepped up security measures on the ways leading to US consulates and Embassy in the country as there were possibilities that the miscreants would took advantage of the situation and try to sabotage the peaceful protests.
Mobile services were also suspended in parts of Pakistan in order to foil any possible terror plot as the militants had earlier use mobile phones to detonate the explosive devices.
Security measures in different cities:
In Islamabad, the government has placed layers of Police, Rangers and Pakistan Army to defend the diplomatic enclave, where several foreign embassies including those of United States, Britain and France were also present.
Security has also been steeped up in red zone area of the capital, where important building including President House, Prime Minister House and Supreme Court of Pakistan are also present.
The security has been on high alert in the city as demonstrators had earlier clashed with police on different occasions, trying to reach the US consulate.
Containers and barricades were placed on the ways leading to US consulate while 3000 policemen were deployed to protect the consulate.
Areas falling between Governor House and US Consulate have been declared a Red Zone under the security plan. Police have blocked all the roads leading to US Consulate with containers.
Around 15,000 riot police have been deployed between Nasir Bagh and US consulate.
According to officials, cops will take position at the daybreak right after Fajar prayer.
Protesters have been strictly warned of resorting to vandalism as it would only serve the purpose of anti-Islam elements.
Militants have frequently attacked Peshawar, therefore the government has made special arrangements for the security in the city.
The ways leading to US consulate and other high profile building were sealed while the Frontier Constabulary and police has been assigned the responsibility to safeguard the foreign facilities.