Commissioner Talat Mehmood Gondal reviewed the security arrangements and visited various Imambarghs along with City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi here.
Talat Mehmood said Islam was a religion of brotherhood, peace and tranquility and directed police officers to make all out efforts to ensure law and order situation during Muharram-ul-Harram.
He said negligence would not be tolerated in this regard. He also inspected cleanliness arrangements and directed the officials to clean routes of Muharram processions.
On the occasion, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi said all arrangements had been finalized and more than 6,000 armed policemen would be deployed to maintain peace on Ashura.
Army troops, rangers, Punjab Constabulary would also be deployed in Rawalpindi division, he said.
Israr Abbasi said, under the security plan, no one would be allowed to stand on rooftops of commercial and residential buildings along the mourning procession routes.—APP