1,200 cops to be deployed at Rawalpindi mosques

Private security guards and women police to be deputed at various important points

APP April 14, 2021


The Rawalpindi police have devised a comprehensive security plan to provide security to worshippers during the month of Ramazan, starting from Wednesday (today).

Under the plan, the police will deploy 1,200 personnel at all the city's religious places, City Police Officer (CPO) Ahsan Younas said on Tuesday. He said that volunteers, private security guards and women police would also be deputed at various important places for security purposes.

The CPO said the police have decided to set up special check posts at entry and exit points of the city while rapid response squads are also formed for better surveillance. He further stated that security personnel will be equipped with metal detectors and latest weapons.

He said extensive efforts would be made to bar worshippers from parking their vehicles near mosques and imambarghas. The patrolling system has also been improved, he added.

The CPO further stated that deployment of cops at ‘sasta bazaars’ and ‘dastarkhwans’ of the district is also part of the plan. He noted that the security arrangements were finalised in consultation with the local traders, religious scholars and members of peace committees.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2021.

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