Security plan devised for last Ashra of Ramazan

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STAFF REPORT

ISLAMABAD

Islamabad Police were working to ensure elaborate security arrangements for the last Ashra of Ramazan and also for religious gatherings on the eve of Yum-e-Shahdath of Hazrat Ali (R.A).

Police source said that security arrangements are being finalized and it has been directed to maintain close coordination with the mosque committees and also furnish the list of faithful sitting in Aitikaf during the last Ashra.

He said that it has been directed to put in place special security arrangements to avert any untoward incidents at the sensitive worship places.

He said that special security would be made for the last Ashra of Ramazan-ul- Mubarak as it has been directed to enhance patrolling in Capital Territory and ensure safe environment for the citizens.

It is also under consideration to intensify campaign against professional beggars and not to allow gathering of beggars outside the worship places. The police source said that security at Faisal Mosque will be also enhanced and strict vigilance would be maintained there on the eve of last Ashra and for those faithfuls sitting in Aitikaf.

All SHOs have been directed to remain in contact with the mosque committees of their areas round the clock and extend full cooperation to them with regard to beefing up security of worship places. It has been also asked to deploy additional police contingents at the sensitive places.

He said that Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has also decided to deploy 175 policemen in various markets of the Capital during the last Ashra of Ramazan to control traffic related problems when people will throng in the markets for Eid shopping.

Meanwhile, the District administration has made plans to ensure peace and security on the occasion of the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (AS) on May 27.

Presiding over a meeting here Tuesday, to review security arrangements for Youm e Ali (AS) processions, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Chaudary Muhammad Ali Randhawa  said that maintenance of law and order was primary  and maximum attention is being paid in this direction.

The DC said all departments will be on high alert on May 27. He directed the departmental heads to complete all arrangements fo1r providing security at the Majalis and processions.

Khalid said foolproof arrangements would be made to prevent any terrorist activity in the city. He instructed all town municipal officers to carry out patch work of broken roads, covering of open manholes, traffic management, parking and removal of hanging electrical wires.

The DC further directed that senior police officers to accompany Youm e Ali processions and clearing of the routes be ensured.

He stressed the need for maintaining an atmosphere of religious harmony and brotherhood through divisional and district peace committees in their respective areas.

The meeting was also attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Maleha Jamal, SP Potohar Town Capt Dost Muhammad, Ulema of different sects and senior officials of the different departments.