ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have prepared a comprehensive security plan for Eid-ul-Azha. Special deployment will be made to guard places of worship, besides measures for effective patrolling in various areas of the city.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin issued special directions to Senior Superintendent of Police Operations Sajid Kiani to devise a comprehensive security plan for Eid-ul-Azha.
According to the security plan, 3,000 policemen would perform security duty on Eid days and guard religious gatherings at open places, mosques and Imambargahs.
Leave for Islamabad police officials has also been cancelled. Police officials have been assigned security duties at 824 places including 796 mosques, 21 imambargahs, and 7 open places. Special security arrangements have been made for Faisal Mosque, where special police pickets would be erected.
The bomb disposal squad would conduct checking of various areas and parking will not be allowed near worship places or congregations.
Mobile contingents would be part of security measures at important shopping centres including Jinnah Super, Super Market, F-10 Markaz, and Aabpara.
Policemen have been assigned duties at bus stands, graveyards and railway stations along with metro stations. The policemen would patrol the various sectors and contingents of Pakistan Rangers and police commandoes will assist police in these security duties.
Special patrolling plan has also been chalked out for which 100 police vehicles would be deployed.
Police teams have been constituted for patrolling in various urban sectors and rural areas. Keeping in view the rush of visitors at public places, security measures have also been taken at Shakarparian, Daman-e-Koh, Rose and Jasmine Garden, Pir Sohawa, Lake View Park, Chattar Park and the Centaurus Mall.
Mobile patrols and squads will remain present at prominent points during Eid congregations.
The patrolling vehicles and officials deployed at religious sites have also been directed to remove beggars around these places and shift them to the local police stations.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2016.
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