RAWALPINDI: Security arrangements for the city have been finalised for Eidul Azha. A cognitive pan has been drafted to secure 712 mosques of the district, 58 Eid congregations and 52 Imambargahs during Eid prayers.
Over 3,500 policemen would be deployed under a comprehensive security plan, according to the Rawalpindi police spokesman Raja Fayyaz. He further said that personnel of the Elite Force, Mohafiz Squad, Special Branch along with female police officers and national police volunteers would perform security duties during Eid.
As per the plan, police personnel will be deployed in plain clothes in different bazaars and close-circuit television cameras have been also installed at important places and locations to keep a check on the movement of potential miscreants.
On the special instructions of City Police Officer Hamyoun Bashir Tarar, a comprehensive security plan has been formulated for Eidul Azha, he said.
Policemen will also patrol various sectors and police officers of respective circles would ensure proper security at smaller congregations to be held in various areas of the city.
Walkthrough gates and scanners would also be installed at the main Eid congregations for public safety.
Cleaning party ready
The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has finalised a cleanliness plan for Eidul Azha to dispose of animal waste.
A total of 1,000 sanitary workers, inspectors and supervisors will perform duty in Cantt areas during Eid holidays.
The additional chief executive officer (ACEO) of RCB said a comprehensive cleanliness plan has been formulated under which maximum available resources would be utilised to accomplish the task during the holidays.
He said over 40 vehicles along with a large number of hand-carts would be used to remove garbage and animal waste from all cantonment areas. The cleanliness plan has been finalised in a special meeting presided over by the cantonment board’s chief executive officer.
According to the plan, the cantonment board has been divided into six sectors to make effective cleanliness arrangements while a control room/complaint cell would also be set up which people can call at 051-9274403.
He further said all wards would have a separate sanitary inspector in-charge to clear the area effectively.
The ACEO said Eid holidays of all sanitary workers have been cancelled along with those of officials of relevant departments to ensure cleanliness. He added that the staff of water supply department of RCB would also be on duty during the holidays.
He urged people to cooperate with sanitary workers and dump animal waste at specific collection points so they can be removed easily, informing further that all collection points would be thoroughly cleaned and sprayed after the collection is complete.
He informed that senior RCB officers will supervise the entire operation and will remain present in the cantonment office during Eid holidays.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2014.