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Pakistani capital braces for anti-NATO marchers


13:07, July 10, 2012

ISLAMABAD, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of supporters of Pakistani religious and political parties, protesting restoration of supply line for NATO forces in Afghanistan, are scheduled to enter the capital Islamabad late Monday night.

Organizers said the marchers would gather near the parliament house, located in the highly security "Red Zone" and the government wants the protesters to assemble at a park, few kilometers away from the parliament.

The long march started from the eastern city of Lahore in Punjab province on Sunday and after a night stay on the way, the marchers started the journey towards Islamabad, their last destination.

Addition police force has been deployed in Islamabad with erecting barbed wires at some places to keep the marchers away from the Red Zone, police sources said.

Interior Advisor, Rehman Malik, has advised the shopkeepers to shut business at 4 p.m., hours before the arrival of the marchers to avoid any law and order problem.

The Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC), the amalgamation of religious and political groups, has organized the march to mobilize public opinion against the reopening of supply line for NATO forces.

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