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Lahore witnesses sharp rise in ‘sensitive areas’

LAHORE: The Lahore police have inserted 1,000 more areas in its list of ‘sensitive locations’, in a move to enhance security across the Punjab capital, ARY News reported.

Police have also directed owners of those areas to beef up security at the earliest.

According to law enforcement agencies, number of sensitive areas has increased from 8,000 to 9,073, which are sub-divided into two categories – A and B.

Most number of sensitive locations exist in Model Town division, which is 2,311. In Saddar division, 2,076 such locations exist, followed by Iqbal Town 1,571.

Read more : Death toll in Lahore park blast rises to 74, over 300 injured

Government and private buildings, petrol stations, imambargahs, and mosques are housed at all such sensitive locations.

On March 28, a suicide bomber had killed at least 74 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore in an attack claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction.

More than 300 other people were wounded in the deadly attack. The explosion occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park close to children’s swings.

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