Police review security arrangements for Muharram


Staff Reporter

Islamabad Police Tuesday held a high level meeting and reviewed its security arrangements for the month of Muharram, besides evaluating crime situation in the district. According to details, SSP Operations Islamabad Sajid Kiani presided over the meeting at Safe City Centre about security measures during Muharram and crime situation.
SSP Zonal, SP Investigation, District Police Officers and SHOs attended the meeting. The officers reviewed the security arrangements and crime situation all across the district. The SSP issued the instruction that solid steps should be taken to protect the Majalis in Imambargahs and processions of mourners. He said all zonal officers should hold meetings with Ulema and religious scholars of different schools of thought, in their areas so that religious harmony could be promoted during the sacred month and environment of peace could be maintained.
He further said all divisions should ensure coordination and share information. Before the start of Muharram, combing operations should be launched in the Islamabad district, he said adding all officers should hold meetings with members of peace committees so that they could also be deployed outside Imambargahs along with policemen.
He said wall chalking should be stopped in the district before start of Muharram and Ulema should be persuaded to observe timings for start and end of majalis and processions.
The police should keep in touch with members of the peace committees, he asked.
The SSP Operations said all zonal SSPs, DSPs and SHOs should work with commitment and brief their subordinates about the importance of their work to keep peace in Muharram so that any untoward incident could be avoided.
During the review of crime situation in the district, SSP Sajid Kiani appreciated the good work done by officers and urged them to work more hard to control crime. The SSP said teams would be formed to arrest proclaimed offenders and wanted persons.
He ordered that patrolling should be made more effective particularly pillion riding should be checked. He said officers should brief the personnel on patrolling about their responsibilities and keep a check on policemen on duty.