Rangers step up security measures for Muharram

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam Sunday appealed the citizens to cooperate with police for maintaining law and order situation effectively during Muharram-ul-Haram.
According to a spokesman for the Sindh Police, the IGP urged people that if they see any suspicious activity or person in their neighbourhood or at any public place like markets, unattended items like parcels, packets, bags, briefcases, vehicle/motorcycles, then they should immediately inform Madadgar-15, nearby police station, SSP offices or any duty officer deployed on the spot, and especially on his WhatsApp no. 03000021882.
Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) has finalised security arrangements for Muharram-ul-Haram.
The para-military force has stepped up snap checking and mobile van and motorcycle patrolling around worship places of all schools of thought, including Imam Bargahs, Mosques and venues of Majalis to ensure public protection, according to a statement issued here on Sunday.
It said Rangers and police would carry out joint flag march in various areas across the province. It added a comprehensive strategy has been devised in line with the instructions of the provincial
government, under which prompt legal action would be taken against violators of code of conduct.
It said a heavy contingent of Rangers would be deployed for protecting major mourning processions in Karachi and the interior of Sindh.
The routes of the processions would be completely sealed, it added.
It further said aerial firing and display of weapons would also be completely prohibited.
The Rangers appealed to the Ulema of all schools of thought to abide by the relevant laws and code of conduct. It appealed to the public to maintain the atmosphere of brotherhood and harmony, and report any untoward incident or presence of any suspicious person or item to a nearby checkpost or at Rangers Madadgar Whatsapp no. 03479001111 or call or SMS at Rangers Helpline 1101.—APP