FC personnel take charge of parliament security

ISLAMABAD: Personnel of the Frontier Constabulary took charge of parliament security on Thursday after Rangers withdrew from the duty yesterday.

The move came after the controversy that erupted over the deployment of Rangers outside accountability court during the hearing of corruption references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

As the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal expressed stern resentment over Rangers deployment at the Federal Judicial Complex, the paramilitary force conditioned their security duties to a written application.

Following the stern reaction of Ahsan Iqbal, Rangers have now withdrawn its 49 personnel from Parliament House and they will only be deployed after written orders.

At least 45 FC personnel will now secure the Parliament House during proceedings of the National Assembly and Senate whereas during routine house proceedings police personnel will remain on duty.

However; Rangers are still deployed with policemen at 15 joint patrolling and significant entrance and checkpoints of the capital.