2500 personnel to perform security duties during Ramazan

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Around 2500 personnel including policemen, security guards and Masajid guards will perform security duties during the holy month of Ramadan and to ensure elaborate arrangements in coordination with the notables in various areas. According to plan almost finalized by heads of Islamabad police, the source said that 2500 security men will perform special duties around 950 Masajids and 40 imambargahs. Police officials/security guards/masjid guards will be deployed for the security of worship places in Islamabad during the month of Holy Ramazan. These security arrangements will be supervised by five SPs while SDPOs and SHOs will conduct security checking during Namaz timings.
Special police strength will be called from Police Line Headquarters and provided to various police stations with the purpose to ensure effective security duties at worship places and markets. Police stations will be directed to coordinate with office bearers of traders union in their respective areas to ensure effective security along with security guards. Food will be provided to policemen performing duties at police pickets during Sehri and Iftari timings in Ramadan. Special drive against the professional beggars would be launched and they should not be allowed to gather outside the worship places. Mosque committees would not allow any stranger or outsider for stay in worship places. The police officials have been also directed to carry out special checking of hotels, motels, inns and guest houses for security purpose, the source maintained.
SSP Islamabad Sajid Kian will himself review compliance of the security arrangements during the month of Ramazan.
It has been asked to ensure after meetings with Masajid committees that only one gate should would be kept open during the month of Ramazan. Mosque committees would have to ensure hecking through metal detectors and to also deploy private security guards fort the purpose. The police officials have been directed to carry out special checking of hotels, motels, inns and guest houses for security purpose. Meanwhile property dealers would be directed to furnish the record of tenants to the SHOs of their respective areas. Moreover checking at the exit and entry points may be intensified without causing any embarrassment to the citizens.
All the SDPOs and SHO s have been directed to personally supervise the security arrangements during Ramazan and ensure the deployment of police officials or private security guards where it is necessary and in this regard no laxity shall be tolerated.

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