Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Dr. Umer Jahangir has said that the district administration is making foolproof security arrangements for Muharram ul Haram but, coordinated efforts by all the stakeholders including Ulema-e-Akram should be made to ensure peace during Muharram.
He appealed to religious leaders to cooperate with the administration so that concerted efforts could be made for peaceful passage of Muharram.
He said there should be no new procession or majlis except licensed and traditional mourning processions in the district.
He said, the workable proposals of the ulema would be welcomed rather implementation of these proposals would be ensured. He said that the departments concerned would make coordinated efforts and play their role for peaceful passage of Ashura Muharram.
The DC urged the religious leaders belonging to all sects to play their vital role for peace and ensure that speakers and zakreens do not violate code of conduct issued by the Home Department Punjab. He said the speakers and zakeens should be made bound not to deliver fiery and sect based speeches.
All the stake-holders including ulema-e-akram, district administration, elected representatives and police should make joint efforts and play their due role for promoting brotherhood particularly during Muharram.
He said, elaborate security arrangements would be finalized. Special contingents of commandos and police officials would be deployed on sensitive points, he added.—APP