ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik, chaired a high level meeting to review the security arrangements for the joint session of Parliament, being scheduled for 21 May, 2012, for the address of visiting Turkish Prime Minister in Islamabad.

The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Inspector General of Police, Islamabad, DIG Special Branch, Deputy Commissioner and SSP security.

The Minister for Interior directed Islamabad Administration and IG Police Islamabad to ensure foolproof security for the joint session of Parliament.

He said that Islamabad Hills to be monitored/ surveillance be carried both from air and on ground. No entry in the Red Zone should be allowed, without ID card after mid-day on 21 May, 2012. Individuals entering the Red Zone should have justifiable purpose to enter the Red Zone. No constriction activity/entry of vehicles carrying construction material will be allowed in Islamabad from midnight (20-21 May, 2012) till closing of Parliament session and departure of the Turkish Prime Minister.

The police would be vigilant and keep eye on visitors of all guesthouses and hotels.  Inspector General of Police ICT has been appointed as overall incharge of the security.

Sniffer dogs would also be employed to detect any explosive material in the restricted areas. Specific traffic plan including alternate arrangements should be made to facilitate the general public.

This should be broadcasted on Police FM Radio and on TV Channels. Helicopter will be placed at “D” Chowk to deal with any untoward situation.