LAHORE The offices and facilities of sensitive security agencies have been relocated from the posh localities of the City including Model Town and Gulberg following strong protests and threats of terrorist attacks. Locals in the posh localities of Model Town and Gulberg staged strong protest demonstrations several times and asked the government to relocate the offices of sensitive agencies as the terrorists were targeting the headquarters of these agencies. Police sources said that the offices of Special Investigation Agency (SIA) at Model Town and the headquarters of Crimes Investigation Department in Gulberg area have been relocated to some other places. Sources also revealed that the government deiced to relocate the offices of sensitive agencies from the residential localities to avoid further damage to the civilian population as the offices of sensitive agencies were on the hit list of terrorists. On March 8, this year, terrorists targeted the newly established headquarters of the Special Investigation Agency (SIA) situated at E-block, Model Town, where the investigators used to interrogate the most wanted terrorists. The terrorists rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the building on early morning, leaving 13 people dead and injuring dozens others, mostly local residents and passers-by. According to the officials of the bomb disposal squad around 800-kilogram of explosives were used in the attack. The blast was so powerful that it shattered the windowpanes of a number of buildings located some three km away from the site. The SIA building caved in with a bang seconds after the high intensity blast that shook the entire neighbourhood. A number of other buildings were partially damaged while the boundary walls of several residences also collapsed. The blast created some 8-feet deep and 20-feet wide crater. Following the terrorist attack at the SIA building, a good number of local residents staged strong protest demonstrations and demanded the government to relocate these offices from the residential areas. Keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, the Punjab government called an emergent meeting and decided to immediately relocate the offices of security agencies from the residential vicinities. The entire staff, furniture and other items of the sensitive security agencies have been shifted to safe areas outside the provincial metropolis from the posh residential localities on the orders of the government, a senior police officer confirmed, when contacted.