Staff Reporter Peshawar
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Monday chaired an important meeting to review the law & order situation in the province.
Acting Chief Secretary Zafar Ali Shah, Inspector General Police Moazzam Jah Ansari, Divisional Commissioners, Regional Police Officers and other civil and military high ups attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed and reviewed the overall law & order situation in the context of the evolving scenario in neighboring country Afghanistan with special focus on the security arrangements during the month of Moharram and made a number of important decisions to this effect.
The meeting was briefed in detail about the possible security threats in the context of current situation, arrangements to deal with them effectively and necessary steps required to maintain law & order during the month of Muharram.
It was informed that in the prevailing situation, extraordinary security arrangements have been put in place to ensure law & order situation during Muharram.
The meeting was told that seven districts have been declared sensitive and over 33,000 police personnel have been deputed for security during the Muharram throughout the province whereas special control rooms have also been setup at provincial, divisional and district level.
The authorities told that about 585 processions and 5000 Majalis would be held across the province.
It was told that, in order to ensure inter-sects harmony during the month of Muharram, religious leaders of different sects had been fully engaged at provincial, divisional and district level adding that stern actions are being taken against those involved in publishing hateful contents on social media.