ISLAMABAD - In the wake of terrorist attacks in different parts of the country, Pakistan Army would be deployed in the federal capital as a backup force during general election 2013, sources within ICT administration revealed to TheNation.

According to security plan for general elections, there would be three-circle security strategy suggested for the sensitive federal capital.

Police would cordon off the polling stations as par part of front-circle force. Rangers would be deployed in second-circle. And army would be deputed in third-circle as a backup force.

Deputy commissioner Islamabad Amir Ali Ahmed, when contacted, confirmed to TheNation on Tuesday that army would be deputed as backup force. The ICT administration has decided to set up 50 check posts at the entry and exit points of the capital after completing the security plan for NA-48 and NA-49 - the two National Assembly constituencies of Islamabad.

According to the security plan, 40 polling stations have been declared extremely sensitive while remaining are declared as sensitive.

The ICT administration would establish security check posts at 50 different entry and exit points while 18 check posts will be set up within the city to ensure smooth and transparent holding of upcoming general elections.

Sources said that 11 armoured vehicles, 65 motorcycles, and 15 mobile vans will be used for frequent patrolling by police, besides deploying over 5,000 security personnel at polling stations on Election Day scheduled for May 11. The CCTV cameras will be installed at sensitive polling stations in capital city.