Islamabad Police to ensure foolproof security during Ramazan

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City Reporter

Islamabad police have chalked out an elaborate plan to ensure foolproof security during the holy month of Ramazan and ensure effective patrolling and vigilance in each sector of the city.

Following the directions of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman, DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar has finalized a plan for effective security of faithfuls during the Ramazan and ensure implementation on SOPs issued by the government to avoid spread of coronavirus.

According to the plan, more than 3000 security personnel including policemen and private security guards would perform duties at 998 Masajid and 32 Imambargahs during the holy month.

SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer would monitor the overall security arrangements in the city and safe city project would also assist to keep a vigilant eye and ensure effective policing.

He said that additional contingents of police would perform security duties around mosques and other worship places.

He hoped that police personnel would perform duties with zeal and zest as they were doing the same in fight against coronavirus.

He said that all Station House Officers (SHOs) of police station would ensure search and combing operation in their respective areas while Special Branch would install gates outside all important mosques and Imambargahs.

Every faithful would be properly checked through metal detectors while parking of vehicles would be ensured far away from the worship places.

Zonal SPs would conduct meetings with administration of masajid as well as imambargahs and also with religious scholars to take them on-board about the security measures.

The SSP (Operations) said that private security guards hired for the assistance of police should be also briefed about security measures.

He said that police officials along with local administration should take review of all precautionary measures being adopted at mosques, imambargahs and markets to remain safe from coronavirus.

He said that it would be a great challenge for the force to check spread of coronavirus as per guidelines of the government and to curb the crimes.

The SSP (Operations) also directed to ensure all measures for protection to the lives and property of the citizens as no laxity would be tolerated in that regard.

He also directed for strict checking at police pickets and effective action against criminal elements including proclaimed offenders, car thieves, wine sellers and land mafia.

The SSP (Operations) irected all police officials to brief their staff about security duties and focus on adopting decent attitude during interaction with citizens.

He asked for effective security at markets, shopping centers and other important locations through deployment of police commandoes.

He directed all SHOs to brief people about switching on lights of their homes.

Meanwhile a Spokesperson Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has said that smooth and uninterrupted power supply would be ensured during the holy month of Ramazan.

He said that the decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer IESCO Ch Abdul Razzaq.

All field officers participated in the meeting through video link Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive said that all arrangements regarding uninterrupted power supply during the Ramazan must be ensured and no negligence would be tolerated.

He also directed all field officers to remain contact with the district administration.
He said that activities regarding power supply continuity, load on feeders and redressal of customers complaints would be monitored round the clock from Distribution control center and especially during Sehar and Iftar. Senior officers would also be available at control centre.

He also directed material and management directorate to provide extra transformers, meters and power cables to all complaint offices in a region regarding speedy rectification of complaints IESCO Chief Executive requested valued customers to call on complaint office number mentioned on bill, help line number 118 or on CCMC numbers 051.9252933.6 in case of any complaint or emergency.