The divisional administration has set up a control room to monitor mourning processions and maintain law and order in the Rawalpindi division. The control room, which would work round the clock, can be contacted at phone No 051-9270681.
Another control room, to work at the district level, has been established at Rawalpindi City Police Officer’s office. It is accessible to public at phone No 051-9270014. Similarly, control rooms have been set up in Jhelum, Attock, and Chakwal districts.
Meanwhile, Rawalpindi city traffic police on Friday issued traffic plan for Ashura. Traffic would be diverted to alternative routes to facilitate mourning processions at 40 points.
The traffic police would deploy wardens at all the diversions to regulate the traffic, said a circular issued on Friday.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 1st, 2014.