2200 police officials to perform duty during 9 ‘Muharram ul Harram’ procession


Islamabad Capital Police Chief Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan on Sunday reviewed security arrangements in connection with 9th “Muharram ul Harram” and decided to enhance vigilance and patrolling in the various areas for fool proof security during procession and Majalis.

2,200 police officials of Islamabad capital police will be deployed for maintaining peace and tranquility.

According to the details, a security meeting was held to review security arrangements for 9th “Muharram ul Harram” at the Central Police office presided over by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan. He said that DIG (Operations) Sohail Zafar Chatha would monitor all security related arrangements. He directed all police officials to maintain close liaison with peace committees and organizers of Majalis and processions in Muharram-ul-Haram. All wings of Islamabad police were given directions to ensure complete coordination for the success of this plan.

He said that cooperation of organizers should be ensured with police and law enforcing officials. He directed all police officials to maintain high vigilance of processions through safe city cameras, smart cars, surveillance cameras and drone cameras.and it would be looked after by DIG (Safe City). A main control room is established at Safe City Islamabad.

The police Commandos along with vehicles would perform the security duties at Imam bargahs arranging religious gatherings. He said that it should be ensured that processions would pass through the fixed routes and timings of processions to be observed strictly. He also directed for effective patrolling and use of commando vehicles for the purpose. He

directed for maintaining close coordination among all wings of Islamabad police and staff. The IGP said that walk-through gates must be installed at all entry and exit points of Majalis and processions and it should be covered through a large strength of policemen.

Patrolling officers must conduct visits to all the routes of 09 Muharram processions and Imambargahs and rooftops to be covered by the police officials.

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