ISLAMABAD- As per the orders of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, army personnel deployed in Islamabad’s Red Zone area were asked to leave.

The army deployment came on July 24, in accordance with Article 245 following the commencement of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Army personnel were deployed for the protection of important state buildings located in the area. Sources within the interior ministry said the army might be called again if the security situation deteriorates.