The capital police has chalked out a comprehensive security plan to maintain peace and tranquility in the district on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, a police public relations office said.
He said that following special orders of the IGP Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan a comprehensive security plan for Eid Ul Azha prayer has been issued. According to the security plan, more than 1000 police personnel including 4 SPs, 11 ASP/DSPs will shield Eid prayers to be offered in 1032 mosques and 28 imam bargahas which have been categorized according to their sensitivity. Likewise, more than 100 police personnel will be deployed at Faisal Mosque to provide security cover to the devotees.
All the mosques, imam bargahs, religious places, public parks and other important places would be provided maximum security on Eid adding that DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatha will monitor all the security arrangements in the city while all security will also be monitored through safe city cameras and special police squads.Likewise, 800 personnel of Eagle squad will be deputed in the city for patrolling at all public and sensitive places while more than 150 personnel of special branch will do their duties during Eid prayer.Similarly, 278 traffic officials including one SP and 04 DSPs are deployed to maintain traffic flow in the city. SSP Traffic will monitor all the traffic arrangements. One wheeling will not be allowed and those violating traffic rules will be dealt with iron hands while public places, parks, play grounds will be kept under strict vigilance and security cover.IGP Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan has strictly directed all the zonal officers that a large number of people will gather for Eid prayer and the concerned zonal officers would be responsible of the security around worship places in their respective areas adding that the SPs, SDPOs and SHOs will physically remain in their respective areas.