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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 23, 2020

Roads around Karachi’s Boat Basin area sealed due to security threats

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
Police has urged citizens to contact them if they notice anything suspicious is happening in their neighbourhoods. Photo: File

Sindh Police announced on Thursday that it has sealed the roads around the Boat Basin area due to security threats, reported Geo News.

According to police officials, the cops have been posted in the Red Zone and sensitive areas because of security threats. “Kheyabani-e-Saadi that joins the Boat Basin intersection and the Bilawal Chowrangi in Clifton has been completely sealed.”

According to DIG South Javed Akbar Riaz, intelligence reports revealed that Karachi's Red Zone, especially, the consulates of several countries faced security threats.

Upon receiving the reports, the DIG said that the security around the consulates and the residences of the diplomatic staff has been ramped up.

Riaz said that more police mobiles and armoured personnel carrier and additional security personnel have been deployed in the area to deal with any kind of situation.

The police official said that the security arrangements would be followed for a couple of days or till the threat subsided.

Police also apologised to the residents of the area for the inconvenience and urged them to contact the police if they notice anything suspicious happening in their neighbourhoods.

The increase in security comes after last month's failed attempt to launch an attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the city’s heart.