Ittehad Bain ul Muslimeen Committee Punjab’s delegation on Monday visited Rawalpindi to review Muharram arrangements and urged the local Ulema-e-Karam to make concerted efforts for maintaining religious harmony, brotherhood and tolerance during the holy month.
The delegation held a meeting with the officers of district administration and local Ulema-e-Karam. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Dr Umar Jahangir, CPO Ahsan Abbas, Additional Commissioner Tariq Islam, DCs and DPOs of Jhelum, Attock, Chakwal and Allama Azhaar Bukhari, Rahat Kazmi and a large number of local Ulema-e-Akram.
The delegation comprising Pir Syed Usman Noori, Pirzada Abdul Mustafa, Mujeeb ul Rehman Inqalabi, Allam Ayaz Zameer, Syed Inam ul Haq, Syed Charag ud Din Shah, Mehmood ul Hassan Tohidi, Allama Zahid Hussain Naqvi, Syed Akhtar Bukhari and others led by Mufti Muhammad Ramazan, Moulana Intikhab Ahmed Noori and Dr. Muhammad Hussain Akbar.
Dr Umar Jahangir informed the participants that the district administration and police are finalizing all the arrangements including security for Muharram ul Haram but, cooperation of Ulema-e-Karam is necessary.
He said, the local Ulema should come forward to play a role for religious harmony and promotion of Ittehad Bain ul Muslimeen in the society.
He said, all out efforts would be made to ensure peace and tolerance during Muharram. All stake-holders including ulema-e-karam, district administration, elected representatives and police should make joint efforts and play their due role for promoting brotherhood particularly during Muharram. The workable proposals would be welcomed rather implementation of these proposals would be ensured, he added. The DC informed that all arrangements would be completed for facilitation and protection of the mourners, besides, solid steps would also be taken to avert any untoward incident.
The CPO Rawalpindi informed the meeting that coordinated efforts would 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 the holy month. He said there should be no new procession or majlis except licensed and traditional mourning processions in the district. He said, elaborate security arrangements would be finalized. Special contingents of commandos and police officials would be deployed on sensitive points, he added. Walk through gates would be installed for Markazi mourning processions and at sensitive places.—APP