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Security beefed up at historic sites after terror threat

KARACHI: Security has been stepped up at historical sites of Pakistan including Mazar-e-Quaid and Mausoleum of Allama Iqbal due to a terror threat in the country, ARY News reports on Saturday.

The security has been placed on high alert and heavy contingents of law enforcing agencies have been deployed around the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

A ban has been imposed on the entry of common man at Mazar-e-Quaid for three days whereas one side of M.A. Jinnah Road has been closed for traffic as well. Heavy contingent of Commandos, Rangers and other law enforcing agencies have been placed in the interior of the mausoleum.

On the other hand, security has also been tightened in key areas of Lahore which includes Data Darbar, Shahi Qila, Minar-e-Pakistan and mausoleum of Allama Iqbal. In a letter to Punjab Government by Federal Interior Ministry, the provincial government has been ordered to increase patrolling of the areas by elite police force.

Interior Ministry of Pakistan has also instructed the provincial government to monitor the vehicles with LPG cylinders on the entry routes of the city whether an explosive device is planted on the vehicle or not.

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Security beefed up at historic sites after terror threat

by Raza Haidery