Ashura ends peacefully in Multan

he RPO Multan said over 8,000 policemen and lady police officials were deployed


APP September 12, 2019
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MULTAN: Commissioner Iftikhar Ali Sahu and RPO Waseem Siyal expressed their satisfaction and thanked all departments, security forces and people for peaceful observance of Ashura in the division. He said total of 911 processions were taken out and 3,210 majalis were held peacefully during the first 10 days of Muharram. He added that active support and cooperation of police, administration, people, including the peace committee members, the licence holders, besides the Army and Rangers made it possible, according to an official release issued on Wednesday. He said 174 processions and 1,560 majalis were tagged as A category and majority of these were held in Multan district. Around 53 A category processions and 80 majalis were held in Vehari, nine processions and 67 majalis in Khanewal and 12 processions and 36 majalis in Lodhran. There was peace and religious harmony maintained everywhere in the division, said the commissioner. The RPO Multan said over 8,000 policemen and lady police officials were deployed, while 1,130 metal detectors, 735 CCTV cameras were installed in the division.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2019.

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