Islamabad: Islamabad Police have reviewed security arrangements in the city for Muharram ul Harram and decided to make it fool proof with the Cooperation of organizers of processions and majalis.
A special meeting presided by Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik was held here Monday also attended among others by SP (Saddar) Sajid Kiani, SP (City) Muhammad Ilyas, SP (Rural) Fasial Bashir Memon, SP (Investigation) Ch. Liaqat Ali, SP (Legal) Javed Iqbal Khattak and other senior police officials.
The SSP directed to maintain close liaison with peace committees and organizers of Majalis and processions. He said that cooperation of organizers should be ensured with the police and law enforcing officials.
He said that it should be ensured to make arrangements for checking of participants of Majalis and processions thorough using metal detectors.
Strict vigilance, the SSP said, should be maintained to ensure that security measures, are in place by the police as well as peace committees.
It was told during the meeting that Rangers and FC will also assist Islamabad police to ensure elaborate security arrangements. The SSP also ordered to make proper light arrangements after negotiations with concerned authorities and also to weed out bushes in the various areas in the vicinity of worship places.
He said that it should be ensured that processions will pass through the fixed routes and timings of processions will be observed strictly. The SSP also directed for effective patrolling and use commando vehicles.
The SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik also directed to set up a control room at SSP Office headed by SP (Legal) Javed Iqbal Khattak. It has been also directed to provide staff and other necessary equipments to this control room which would work round the clock to ensure effective coordination among all police wings.
The SSP also ordered to maintain close liaison with traffic police to avoid any inconvenience to road users and also with Special Branch.
He said that walk through gates must be installed at all entry and exit points of Majalis and processions\ and it should be covered through large strength of policemen.
He also asked all SPs to take steps to curb wall chalking or pasting posters which may hurt sentiments of people.
Patrolling officers must conduct visit of all the routes of Muharram processions and Imambargahs and rooftops to be covered by the police officials.
The SSP said that lady Police should be deputed for the female gatherings while police officers and Jawans would perform security duties outside the Imambargahs.
All Station House Officers (SHOs) should get the complete bio data of those volunteers performing security duties.
Peace committees would be asked to ensure that no stranger is allowed to stay in the worship places for security reasons during the month of Muharram. It should be ensured that Parking lots to be far away from the processions with proper security arrangements there and metal detectors would be used at entry and exit points too.
For more information, contact:
Capital Territory Police Islamabad Pakistan
Data centre H-11, Admin Block, Police Head Quarter, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 8371 Ext (160)
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