steps for Muharram: 200,000 cops deployed on security in Punjab

Police finalised security strategy for all sensitive points


Our Correspondent October 10, 2016
Police finalised security strategy for all sensitive points. PHOTO: APP

MULTAN: At least 200,000 police personnel have been deployed across Punjab to perform security duty during Muharram.

Officials told The Express Tribune on Monday that in addition 43,000 Qaumi Razakar and 98,000 volunteers have also been appointed to help police in maintaining security. They added all RPOs and DPOs were directed to issue special identity cards to the security personnel so that their identity could be verified. Meanwhile, police finalised security strategy for all sensitive points, including Imambargahs and processions on 9th and 10th of Muharram.

While speaking to journalists, Multan City Police Officer Ehsan Younis said the police force had been assigned security tasks in respective areas for providing foolproof security to all mourning processions in the district. He said police also observed a successful flag march and urged the people to contact Rescue 15 in case of any untoward incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2016.

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