KP government sends 4,000 FC personnel to Islamabad


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finally agreed to surrender services of as many as 100 platoons of Frontier Constabulary to the federal government to maintain law and order during long march.
Sources told Pakistan Today that Interior Minister Rehman Malik has contacted officials concerned on Saturday for dispatching FC personnel. The provincial government agreed to surrender services of as many as 20 platoons to the federal government. The KP government, however, has regretted dispatching of police personnel to the federal government.
Officials said as many as 4,000 FC personnel are on their way to Islamabad. Sources said the troops would return as soon as the long march concludes.
Sources also said that the interior minister has also directed high-ups of the KP Police, the FC and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to visit Islamabad on the eve of the long march.
Meanwhile, workers of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran on Saturday started their journey from Peshawar to Islamabad in a bid to participate in the long march against the government. The intelligence agency officials said that as many as 300 people left Peshawar for Islamabad. The protesters also included women. The protesters left for Islamabad in personal vehicles and public transport.