Control centre set up in Rawalpindi to monitor long march.

RAWALPINDI -- A command and control centre has been set up in Rawalpindi for security of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) long march and to maintain communication with appropriate institutions. Over 100 snipers have been deployed on the rooftops of buildings.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) headquarters (HQ) will be present at the centre round-the-clock to monitor everything. As part of tightened security, more than 2,500 police personnel have been assigned duty in the inner circle around the container carrying the PTI chairman and other leaders.

A police spokesman said on Friday that an officer has been appointed to monitor video footage obtained from CCTV cameras and drone cameras in the control centre. And in-charge of the centre will be in touch with all law enforcement agencies and the bomb disposal squad's focal persons.

All information from the centre will be conveyed to the regional police officer (RPO), city police officer (CPO) and senior superintendent of police (SSP). Police personnel deployed in government hospitals will remain on high alert and facility centres will remain functional in hospitals to deal with any emergency situation, said the spokesman, adding that it will be mandatory for all officials on duty to carry departmental cards and identity cards. Filming videos will be made mandatory at the police station and headquarters level and officials dressed in white clothes will also be required to carry out surveillance.

Rawalpindi police has also been instructed to remain on high alert in view of the threat of terrorism and sabotage in the context of the situation.

During the long march, elite commandos and snipers will be...

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