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29 May 2019 | 01:25 PM UTC

Pakistan: Heightened security measures reported in Islamabad area May 29

Pakistan News Alert

Police arrest protesters in Islamabad and Rawalpindi during opposition leader hearing on May 29; heightened security presence and associated disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad, Rawalpindi


Heightened security measures were implemented in Islamabad and Rawalpindi during the hearing of opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday, May 29. Zardari called on supporters to protest outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) building in Rawalpindi on Wednesday morning, where a hearing is being conducted in connection with an ongoing corruption investigation.

A heightened security presence has been reported near the building and at least people have been arrested. Police forces were also deployed on the Islamabad-Kashmir Highway and routes leading to the NAB office were reportedly closed.

A heightened security presence and residual traffic disruptions are possible in the affected area over the coming hours. 


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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