ISLAMABAD: Security around the country was put on full alert to avoid any incident of terrorism as Intelligence agencies issued two alert warnings regarding possible attacks by banned outfits at the independence day functions.

According to details, National Counter-Terrorism Authority asked Punjab Director General of Pakistan Rangers, Home Department and Punjab police chief to beef up the security for the protection of public and security officers.

"Tehreek-i-Taliban’s Fazalullah group is planning to target parade at Wagah Border in Lahore and Ganda Singh Border in Kasur on 13, 14 or 15 August," the security alert said.

The letter also said two suicide bombers have been sent to hit these targets.

In a separate warning, it was mentioned that 16 suicide attackers have entered the Punjab province to target public gatherings in connection with the Independence Day .

On the other hand, Rangers have also reportedly enhanced their patrolling in the border areas.

Security personnel were deployed on main roads, recreational parks and important buildings to ensure security arrangements across the country.

As a precautionary measure, the interior ministry had suspended cellular phone services in 40 cities including Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

Sources said the Ministry of Interior had forwarded a letter to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to suspend cellular services.

District Administration of Islamabad Capital Territory had earlier recommended Interior Ministry to suspend the mobile networks.

Contingents of Rangers, FC, and police were deployed at all the importing points of cities in the four provinces and there was strict checking at the entry and exit points.