ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army has engaged its 245 operational companies including regular troops and paramilitary wings to maintain law and order during Ashura and the remaining days of the Islamic month of Muharrum in security volatile districts and tribal region across Pakistan, according to official sources. The operational companies include 122 from the regular army while those of 123 from the Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary and Rangers, armys three paramilitary offshoots. As many as thirty-eight districts have been marked as security sensitive in various parts of the country where the military has deployed troops at brigades and platoons level on the directives of the Government of Pakistan. These districts include those of 21 in Punjab, six in Gilgit-Baltistan, five each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Balochistan. The districts of Punjab that have seen high security arrangements are: Lahore, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Sargodha, Jehlum, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Jhang, Multan, Khanewal, Rajanpur, Layyah, Sheikhupura, Nankana, Kasur, Vehari, Attock, and Lodhran. The six districts in Gilgit-Baltistan are: Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Khizer, Astore and Gaunchi. Five districts each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively marked as sensitive include Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Khairpur, Hangu, Kohat, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan and Abbottabad while the only district of Balochistan that has witnessed heavy troops deployment is Quetta (excluding Balochistans tribal region monitored under a special security plan.) According to intelligence sources, a special security plan that is not part of the security arrangements made in the aforementioned 38 districts is followed in all the seven tribal agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to avert any security backlash. The tribal agencies are: North and South Waziristan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Aurakzai and Kurram. While the regular and paramilitary troops deployment in the previously mentioned districts is being overseen at brigades and troops level, the operational measures taken in Fata and KP are handled at division or div level (in military terms) directly monitored by the new Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Khalid Rabbani and DG Military Operations Maj Gen Ashfaq Nadeem.