ISLAMABAD - Senior officials of law enforcement agencies fear that PTI’s long march may give an opportunity to militants to relocate to the country’s other parts.
“The militants who, somehow, have escaped the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan, are believed to be hiding in some parts of Khyber Pakhunkhwa. And they in the garb of PTI marchers may sneak into Islamabad,” a senior official of a law enforcement agency told The Nation on condition of anonymity.
Other well informed officials revealed that a large number of militants are believed to be hiding in various remote parts of KPK and covertly relocating to well settled areas of Karachi and Punjab.
“We have arrested a dozen terrorists who were trying to flee to other parts of the country. However, law enforcement agencies cannot guarantee if militants get on board with thousands political workers of KPK who intend to join Imran Khan’s long march,” a higher official of KPK police told The Nation.
In Islamabad, law enforcement agencies are conducting a search operation to nab militants and outlaws. Teams of Islamabad police along with Rangers had rounded up 50 suspects on Wednesday last.
As the capital city prepares to host mega event of ‘Independence Day’ celebrations, the law enforcement agencies have become vigilant and started search operation against suspects.