11500 personnel to perform security duties in Muharram


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police through a comprehensive plan finalizes security and decided to deploy more than 11500 Policemen would perform their duties for a peaceful Muharram ul Haram, said SSP Operations Kashif Aftab Abbasi while talking to media here on Sunday.

In detail, he said, steps had been taken by the security personnel to ensure a peaceful Muharram ul Haram all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sharing the details of the plan, he said, more than eleven and a half thousand police officers and officials would perform security duties.

He said, a total of 62 Imam bargahs and all masajids in the city had been provided with fool-proof security with a total of 116 large and small processions would be organized for which adequate measures of security had been taken. Instructions had been issued for uninterrupted funeral processions to Imam Bargahs, etc besides deploying of Bomb Disposal Unit and sniffer dogs checking at inside Imam Bargahs and on the routes of the processions, SSP Operations Kashif Aftab Abbasi said.

“All imam Bargahs, important and sensitive places including sensitive places have been monitored through CCTV cameras and it is decided to check and re-check the CCTV cameras to ensure and avoid any untoward incident, he informed.” SSP Operations said that the Police had also established a Supreme Command Post at Kohati Gate and that it would be enter-linked with other sub-command posts established at six other different locations within the city. It was also decided and instructions in this connection had been passed on, to provide three-layer security for Majlis, processions and other mourning ceremonies, he added.

“He said, all mourners will be escorted through a three-layer security fence and skilled snipers are posted on all high rise buildings while the process of checking at the entry and exit points of the city is more strict with strict monitoring of people entering the city has already been started.”

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