Railway police all set to guard Sikh pilgrims


Railway police is all set to provide foolproof security to Sikh pilgrims arriving in Pakistan on today to celebrate Baisakhi festival.

The scheduled stay of pilgrims is six days (April 12 to April 17). On special directions from IG Railway Faisal Shahkar, DIG North has devised a comprehensive security plan and circulated it among the police for implementation.

About 400 cops have been deployed to provide security to the Sikh pilgrims, starting from Wagah station to Nankana-Sahib. Railway has decided to run three special trains to facilitate Sikhs. Each train will be escorted by senior police inspector along with other contingents.

DIG North directed the officers concerned to remain in complete liaison and coordination with other law enforcement agencies to successfully implement all the security arrangements. Special teams have been prepared to conduct round-the-clock track patrolling in between the route of pilgrims.

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