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Security stepped up in Islamabad ahead of PTI protest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf will hold a protest sit-in here against alleged rigging in May 11 general elections last year, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The authorities of the federal capital have taken stringent security measures during the protest. The red zone of Islamabad has been sealed and security has been stepped up. The key roads of the city have been sealed with containers.

Security has also been strengthened in the garrison city of Rawalpindi adjacent to Islamabad.

The authorities have cancelled police leaves to meet any contingency.

Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik are preparing to show their muscle tomorrow with countrywide protests. Pakistan Awami Tehrik has announced to protest in 60 districts of the country.

Moreover, Jamaat Islami chief Siraj ul Haq has said that his party will participate in the protest but will not become a part of any action against democracy.

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