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Army calls for dialogue to break political impasse

20 August, 2014

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday called for breaking the prevailing political impasse through meaningful dialogue in the larger national and public interest.

"The situation requires patience, wisdom and sagacity from all stakeholders to resolve prevailing impasse through meaningful dialogue in the larger national and public interest," said a statement issued by the ISPR on Tuesday. The Pakistan Army has deployed troops in the federal capital's Red Zone, the statement said.

A request had been made for the army's deployment to the Red Zone for security reasons, it added. Earlier, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that a decision had been taken to deploy the army in the Red Zone.

"The army will assume security of the Red Zone within the next few hours," Nisar said, adding that a formal request was made in this regard. Nisar added army troops will guard key buildings located on the Constitution Avenue. Television footage showed army troops being deployed at important buildings in the Red Zone, including parliament and Supreme Court.

The decision was taken after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) announced that they would be holding sit-ins in the Red Zone. The ISPR said buildings in the Red Zone are symbols of the sate and are being protected by the army, therefore sanctity of these national symbols must be respected.

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