ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday thanked the Taliban for maintaining peace during Muharram on his appeal, Express News reported.
While speaking to media in Islamabad, Malik also said that the performance of police and security forces during the holy month was “commendable.”
The Interior Minister had called on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and briefed him about the security measures taken by government during Muharram processions.
Security measures for Muharram
Security was beefed up across the country in order to maintain peace as processions advanced in all cities for the ninth and 10th of Muharram.
A large number of mourners participated in the processions.
The interior ministry issued orders to restrain public and private transport near all the Imambargahs within a 500-metre range.
A control room, headed by the Interior Minister himself, in the National Crisis Management Cell was designated to monitor the situation.
Police were directed to conduct thorough checking and screening of all vehicles, motorcycles and rickshaws.