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The Red Zone has been sealed in anticipation of the PTI’s likely protracted march.

The federal capital’s red zone has been enclosed with shipping containers in preparation for a possible extended march or sit-in by the PTI seeking early elections, according to Geo News on Wednesday.

Access to the well-known D-Chowk was limited overnight after authorities installed barbed wire and cargo containers alongside the road.An additional police force has been deployed at the federal capital’s exit and entry ports.

To deal with the emergency, the Islamabad police have requested 30,000 police, paratroopers, and FC force men from the provinces, including 20,000 from Punjab, 4,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 6,000 Rangers and FC force members.Punjab and KP provincial governments have yet to decide how to respond to Islamabad’s request.

The city administration intends to dig trenches and place hundreds of containers at Islamabad’s gateways to prevent PTI supporters from accessing the federal capital. The police in Islamabad called it the PTI’s fourth protest sit-in.

An increased supply of teargas shells and drones to hurl teargas shells has been requested, according to sources.At least 3,000 FC soldiers have arrived in Islamabad.

“Some people from Punjab have set out for the federal capital to get their political demands met,” said the Islamabad police spokesperson in a statement.

According to the spokeswoman, security around the red zone has been increased to deal with any unexpected incident.Section 144 has been implemented in Islamabad, according to the statement, and violators would be dealt with according to the law.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had earlier this month asked KP party leaders to begin planning for a long march in Islamabad. He also urged party members to wait for the Islamabad call, as the decision to visit the federal capital has already been made.”There can be no more time for imported governance,” he declared.