4293 police officials to guard Muharram processions


Police have finalized security plan for 10th of Muharram as 4293 police officials and 2215 volunteers would be deployed across the district to maintain law and order situation.

According to police sources, a total of 117 mourning procession and 130 Majalis would be organized in the district out of which 21 mourning processions and 27 Majalis have been declared sensitive where foolproof security arrangements were being ensured.

The police have decided to deploy 4293 police officials including senior officers and 2215 volunteers to maintain law and order situation.

On the other hand, elite force would continue patrolling while police pickets would also be established at different points of the district.

Police reserves would remain alert at police line to deal any emergency like situation.

The police have installed 180 CCTV cameras at Majalis and mourning procession routes under the vision of strict monitoring of security arrangements.

The police would ensure video recording through drone cameras of all activities while walk through gates would be installed at Majalis, police sources added.

The City Police Officer (CPO) Khurram Shahzad Haider would himself monitor the security arrangements while the SSP Operations Hassam Bin Iqbal would be the incharge of security, police sources added.

Meanwhile, Lahore police has completed the preparations for security arrangements on Youm-e-Ashur.

More than 10,000 police officers and personnel, including 370 female officials will perform security duty on 10th of Muharram (tomorrow).

On the 10th of Muharram, 227 majalis and 47 mourning processions will be held in the provincial metropolis.

On the occasion of the 9th (today) and 10th (tomorrow) of Muharram, there will be a complete ban on pillion riding.

It has been decided to suspend the mobile service on the routes of the main processions at specific times.

More than 21 teams of Elite, 21 teams of PRU and 26 teams of Dolphin Squad will patrol the security of the main processions.

In this regard, the organisers were also instructed to ensure compliance with the code of conduct.

Commissioners, RPOs: Commissioners and Regional Police Officers (RPOs) from across Punjab met through a video link.

Additional Chief Secretary Interior briefed the meeting on the security arrangements regarding Muharram.

All the Divisional Commissioners and Regional Police Officers present on the video link informed the meeting about the security arrangements made in the respective divisions.

Commissioners and Regional Police Officers should personally review the security arrangements on the procession routes, directed Punjab Minister Raja Basharat.

More CCTV cameras should be installed on the fixed routes of the procession, he said.

The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Law and Order will also visit various districts while the provincial ministers will also visit different districts to review the security arrangements.


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