Section 144 has been imposed at Rawalpindi’s Benazir International Airport and its surrounding area ahead of the arrival of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, reported a private news channel.
According to details, on the directives of the interior ministry, more than 6000 policemen will be deployed around the airport to stop the PAT workers from going to the airport while those carrying placards and banners arriving at the airport will be denied entry and will be arrested.
Sealing the roads around the airport is also under consideration, add sources.
Police sources said that the measures have been taken because of potential security threats.
On Saturday, the interior ministry banned any kind of public gatherings in Islamabad.
Meanwhile, intelligence reports state that the PAT chief Qadri faces security threats on his arrival to Pakistan and during his planned travel to Lahore by road.
The authorities have been alerted of the potential threat to Qadri’s life, adds the report.