Over 2000 cops perform Eid Milad-ul-Nabi security duty

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Zubair Qureshi

Over 2,000 personnel of Islamabad Capital Police would perform duties on the occasion of Eid-Milad-UN Nabi (SAW) to be observed across the country on Sunday (today).

Islamabad Capital Police have chalked out a comprehensive security plan for the main procession of 12th Rabi ul Awal and strict patrolling would be ensured during processions and other religious gatherings in the city.

The security plan was formally reviewed here on Saturday during a high level meeting presided over by DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatha.

The Islamabad capital police including Rangers, Frontier Constabulary would perform patrolling and security duties on the occasion and the main procession starting from Sector G-7 would be completely cordoned off through heavy deployment.

Procession would start from sector G-7 (Sitara Market) and culminate near the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Mehmud at Aabpara market after passing through various routes. The monitoring and surveillance of processions would be ensured through Safe City drone and Cameras. The video footage of the processions would also be made from the front and backside of the entrance point.

All SPs, SDPOs, SHOs and other police officials will visit the routes of procession and ensure effective coordination among the security personnel performing duties. They would guide the officials and boost their morale in accomplishing duties in a responsible manner.

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and police commandos would perform security duties on the occasion while Rangers, CID and Special Branch would assist in smooth performance of their duties. The police officers including SPs would also visit various police posts lying in the route of procession, check security duties and brief the officials to ensure effective security.

SSP (Traffic) has been directed to issue a traffic plan and ensure smooth flow of traffic on alternate routes during the procession. Strict vigilance should be maintained to ensure that security measures are in place by the police.

Bomb disposal squad would conduct checking of routes through robots and modern technology while entry of participants in the procession would be ensured after complete checking.

IGP Islamabad said that all possible facilities should be provided to police officials performing duties during the processions. He further said that Islamabad capital police is utilizing all available resources in order to maintain law and order situation in the city. Citizens all also requested to cooperate with police and inform about any suspicious activity around them. No laxity in security duties would be tolerated, the IGP maintained.

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