City Police Officer (CPO) Raja Raffat Mukhtar on Friday said security would be tightened for death anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA).
Talking to newsmen, the CPO said there would be 50 majalis and 18 processions in the city.
He said security plans had been communicated to the police and law enforcement agencies. The CPO said foolproof security would be ensured and negligence would not be tolerated. He said metal detectors and walk-through gates had been installed at all major congregation sites. He said police officials had been assigned additional duties for the occasion.
The CPO said use of loudspeaker had been banned for the occasion. He said divisional superintendents of police would be responsible for law and order in the assigned areas. He said armed policemen and security officials in plainclothes would guard the processions.
He said mobile patrolling had been activated.
He urged citizens to report any suspicious activity.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.