Chehlum of Karbala martyrs, urs of Data Ganj Bakhsh IGP orders foolproof security


Punjab Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani said that best arrangements should be made for the security of A-category processions and Majalis in all districts of the province on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
The officers must go out to field and ensure utilization of all available resources for foolproof security of processions and Majalis.
Punjab Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani was addressing RPOs and DPOs through video link from Central Police Office.
He said that snipers should be deployed on rooftops of buildings on the routes of processions and no mourner should be allowed to enter procession without checking with metal detectors, walk-through gates and searches. He said that under a comprehensive strategy for security of annual Urs of Hazrat Usman Ali Hajveri, senior officers should formulate security plans under personal supervision and traffic management with security arrangements during Raiwind Tablighi Ijtema.
The IGP said that preparations should be started for security of the scheduled Pak-Zimbabwe cricket series in Multan and Rawalpindi so that the process of revival of international cricket in Pakistan could be further strengthened and spectators could fully enjoy the cricket matches.
Inam Ghani stressed there is no compromise on free registration of FIR as non-registration of FIR is tantamount to aiding the oppressor. The IGP commended DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Khan for his excellent performance and also appreciated the performance of RPOs and DPOs of Okara, Lodhran, Faisalabad and Sahiwal.
During the conference, the IGP was briefed that 393 processions and 697 Majalis would be held across the province on Chehlum of Imam Hussain and as many as more than 35,000 police officers, 4,010 police national volunteers and 8,657 volunteers would perform security duty including 349 Gazette Officers on the occasion.
Other personnel including 631 inspectors, 1,755 sub-inspectors, 2,646 ASIs, 2245 head constables and 26,838 constables will be involved while 300 walk-through gates, 7,000 metal detectors and 2,251 CCTV cameras will be installed for the protection of mourners.