Contingency plans: Security beefed up for Eid Miladun Nabi

Peshawar DC imposes Section 144 on pillion riding for two days starting January 3.

Our Correspondent January 01, 2015

PESHAWAR: In a bid to avoid any untoward incident during Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Home and Tribal Affairs department has devised a security blueprint to be enforced across the province.

According to an official handout issued on Thursday, police and other law-enforcement agencies have been informed of threats and lines of action to be taken during possible law and order situations. Home secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah issued directives for the deployment of commandos, bomb disposal units (BDU) and sniffer dogs in sensitive areas of the province.

The province has been divided into 26 zones.

According to the department, the movement of Afghan refugees will be restricted, vehicles bearing tinted glasses will be impounded and a public display of arms has also been banned. Special monitoring cells have been established at divisional headquarters and the provincial crisis management cell will oversee surveillance. The database of Afghan refugees is also being reviewed.

The handout added Shah, along with additional IGP Dr Naeem and DC Zaheerul Islam paid a visit to Combined Military Hospital and inquired about the health of SHO Pir Baba police Anwarul Anwar who was injured in a shootout in Elum Ghar, Buner on Tuesday.

Pillion riding banned

Peshawar DC has imposed Section 144 on pillion riding for two days, starting January 3, on account of Eid Miladun Nabi. According to a handout issued on Thursday, aerial firing and kite flying have also been prohibited in areas adjacent to Bacha Khan International Airport.

Those found violating the prohibition will be booked under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code, added the handout.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2014.



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