rawalpindi - Police and other law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) have beefed up security around the Embassy of State of Qatar in the federal capital after the Ambassador of Qatar received possible terror attack threats from unknown quarters, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday.

The police also enhanced security on all the police pickets and entry gates of Diplomatic Enclave to avert any untoward incident, sources added.

According to sources, the State of Qatar through a letter number CP-1/2016 dated 3/10/2016 has formally informed the high-ups of ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad that the Qatar Ambassador to Pakistan might be attacked by two potential attackers during the next 24 hours. They said the attackers could be a Pakistani and an Iranian national who might use a white car to launch attack on the ambassador.

Sources said that Additional Inspector General (AIG) Security Branch while taking action has written a letter number 2052/70/SA/SB/SD, dated 3/10/2016, to Senior Superintendent of Police Security Division Islamabad, disclosing the possibility of attack on the ambassador and ordered to tight security around embassy and the Diplomatic Enclave.

The AIG also ordered Islamabad police to improve security on all the pickets and the entry gates of Diplomatic Enclave, besides checking all the vehicles more efficiently and strictly.

The sources also claimed that Islamabad police have launched an investigation.

Idress, who deals with media on behalf of Qatar Embassy in Islamabad, when contacted for his official version, said he has no knowledge about the threats to the ambassador since he was on leave. “Anyhow, let me check from the Embassy and then I will get back to you,” he said. But later it was not done by the media manager of Qatar Embassy.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin did not answer an SMS sent by this correspondent on his cell number asking what kind of security measures police have taken to secure the ambassador.

Later, a phone call made to IG was received by his operator who said the IG was not available to talk to this correspondent.