Police will ensure strict security measures for Eidul Azha and all heads of police zones have started meeting in their areas with the relevant stakeholders for fool proof security.
According to police source, Operations DIG Waqaruddin Syed has directed to chalk out an effective plan for the religious gatherings. All SPs have been directed to hold meetings with the administration of mosques and imambargahs in their areas, brief them about SOPs to contain spread of Covid-19 and ensure implementation on them.
After these meetings, the SPs would brief the DIG Syed about the outcome of these meetings and suggest further effective security arrangements on the eve of Eidul Azha in their respective areas. DIG Syed has also directed all SPs to implement SOPs issued by district administration for cattle markets as well as other markets .
He directed all officers to remain active and enhance patrolling of the police in various areas. He has asked them to hold meetings with officers of other zones and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) for smooth traffic flow on city roads and ensure security at markets.
Operations DIG has asked for complete coordination among all wings of Islamabad police and ensure fool proof security arrangements. Special branch of Islamabad police have been also asked to depute police personnel in plainclothes at important areas of the city and maintain high vigilance.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2020.