The district administration has changed its security plan for the red zone and allocated space in the F-9 Park for participants of the long march announced by Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran Chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri. Following Qadri’s call for the march, Interior Minister Rehman Malik issued orders during a meeting to change the security plan for the red zone. Malik said certain elements were headed towards the federal capital for publicity and space had been reserved for them in the F-9 Park. Over 683 protest demonstrations had been held in the federal capital during 2012 and a policeman had been killed, while dozens were injured in these rallies. The police are undermanned to deal with the law and order situation. Out of 9,500 officials, 4,000 policemen performed VVIP security duty in embassies and residences of foreign ambassadors and diplomats. Paramilitary forces along with students might be called on to control the situation at the long march and protest rallies.