500 policemen deployed for smooth observance of Jumat-ul-Wida, Youmul Quds

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Zubair Qureshi

The Islamabad police have devised a comprehensive security plan for Jumat-ul-Wida and Youmul Quds gatherings on Friday (today) and it has been decided to deploy 500 policemen including police commandos, lady force and special unit around Masajd and Imambargahs to avert any untoward incident.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Dr Syed Mustafa Tanveer while chairing a meeting on Thursday reviewed the security arrangements and finalized the plan following directions of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar.

The Pakistan Rangers would also assist Islamabad police in ensuring effective security while strict measures to be ensured outside all the Masajid including Faisal Masjid, Imambargahs and all the exit and entry points of the city.

The SSP (Operations) directed all Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and Station House Officers (SHOs) to improve the security plan and ensure checking of every person through metal detectors at Masajid and Imambargahs in their respective jurisdictions.

Meanwhile, Police Commandos and teams of CTF, Falcon vehicles, personnel of Islamabad Traffic Police and vehicles of police stations have been deployed at various areas.

Special teams would patrol around Masajid and worship places while these measures would be monitored by SDPOs and SHOs of relevant areas.

SPs would monitor the overall security and patrolling plans while policemen in plain clothes and uniform along with lady police would perform duties.

Police conducted general hold up in the city on Thursday as an exercise to ensure fool proof security on Youm ul Quds and Juma-tul-Wida.

Vehicles having tinted glasses and without number plates were checked while pillion riding was also observed. The bikes and vehicles without documents were impounded at various police stations.