Sun, 03 Jul 2022

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The PMLN government called in the military in Islamabad late Wednesday night under Article 245, fearing that the situation would worsen as ex-prime minister Imran Khan and his supporters entered the capital and headed towards the Red Zone.

Earlier on Wednesday, large-scale clashes between the police and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers erupted in Islamabad and the capitals of Punjab and Sindh when law enforcement agencies intervened to thwart the PTI's plan to stage its Azadi March, which party Chairman Imran Khan announced.

In response to the situation, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the interior minister to foil any attempt to hold a sit-in in Islamabad.

In ICT, the Red Zone houses important government buildings such as the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Parliament House, the Presidency, the Prime Minister's Office/House, PTV HQs, the Pakistan Secretariat, and the Diplomatic Enclave.

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