MULTAN - The army has been deployed in different areas of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions to foil any terror bid in the wake of ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan Agency.   Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed deployment of troops and said that the step was taken to thwart any terrorism bid in reaction to the operation.The security had already been beefed up in entire South Punjab region as police set up pickets at the entry and exit points of all districts. Thorough checking of all vehicles entering or exiting the districts was carried out by security officials. Similarly, the army troops deployed in Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan are equipped with modern weapons and this Quick Reaction Force is fully capable of meeting any emergency situation. ISPR said the troops equipped with modern weapons and a passion to face Himalayan challenges had been sent to different districts of DI Khan and Multan for immediate deployment and to thwart any likely attempt from the terrorists. The contingents of troops constituting Quick Reaction Force and Rapid Reaction Force were fully capable of meeting any emergency situation. Besides, a joint operation and coordination centre headed by Major General Hasnat Amir had been set up, where the officers of police, civil administration and sensitive organizations along with the army would be available for the security in Multan, DG Khan, and Sahiwal divisions.

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