RAWALPINDI: Police in the garrison city have finalised arrangements to maintain peace during Muharram and will deploy 3,000 armed cops, volunteers, personnel of elite force and women police.
Moreover, contingents of the army, Rangers, Punjab Constabulary would also be deployed in the Rawalpindi division, a police spokesperson said on Sunday.
Under the security plan, no one would be allowed to stand on rooftops of commercial and residential buildings situated along routes of mourning processions. Carrying and display of weapons will also be prohibited.
Processions will be allowed to ply their predetermined routes after they are swept by units of the bomb disposal squad.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2017.