High alert declared around minorities’ worship places

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Operations Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ashfaq Khan on Sunday said that the security officers and other personnel have been alerted to keep monitoring suspects at local churches for security.
He instructed the department officers to monitor security arrangements at churches and other worship places in the city.
He directed police officers to remain in touch with the managements of Christian worship places in Lahore.
He also ordered deployment of additional police contingents and snipers at churches, which are more sensitive in view of the security perspective.
Pakistan has a history of attacks on worship places by extremists.
According to sources, police being kept alert to thwart any security threat to worship places in Lahore. It is pertinent to mention here that Christians make up about 2.6 per cent of Pakistan’s 200 million-plus population.