Traders demand strict security

Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA)

Rawalpindi—Recalling the disaster suffered by local traders of Madina Market and Al-Umer plaza in 2013 on Ashura day.
President Markazi Anjuman Tajran Sheikh Siddique urged the Interior ministries of federal and provincial governments and the heads of law enforcing agencies to take stringent security measures for ensuring peace and security in the city on Chelum of Hazrat Imam Hussain(RA)
Talking to APP, Sheikh Siddique said the city administration must take extraordinary measures by intensifying snap checking and patrolling, effective monitoring of city’s entry and exit points, deployment of additional police force and Rangers, installation and repair of CCTV cameras and other security steps so that all Chelum processions and other religious activities conclude peacefully.
Siddique further called for taking the business community into confidence regarding the security plan devised for various routes of Chelum processions so that shopkeepers/traders could adhere to the security plan and schedule their business activities accordingly.—APP

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