3,000 FC troops called to guard Islamabad



At least 3,000 additional Frontier Constabulary troops were called to Islamabad by the Federal Interior Ministry on Monday ahead of the march of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) towards the federal capital, a private news channel reported.

According to the report, the notification for calling in FC troops was issued after approval by
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Pakistan Army’s 111 Brigade, Rangers, elite force and intelligence agencies personnel have already been assigned security duties in Islamabad as PTI and PAT gears up for a march towards the capital to oust the government on August 14.

The federal government called in military to Islamabad, from August 1 by invoking Article 245, for assisting the civil authorities in maintaining law and order situation of Islamabad for three months.


  1. What a interesting scenario regarding the

    My god how the Govt.has panicked vis a vis PTI march. In addition to asking the courts for help the following steps have been taken!

    1) invoke article 245
    2) invoke section144
    3) call in the F:C

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