CCPO Amin Wains said on Wednesday that over 10,000 policemen would secure various processions in the city on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi on Sunday.
He was speaking at a meeting with organisers of various processions and religious leaders at police lines in Qila Gujjar Singh.
CCPO Wains said police was formulating a comprehensive security plan in this regard. He said police would also take the recommendations of the organisers and religious leaders into account to implement an effective security plan.
CCPO Wains directed senior police officials to liaise with them constantly while devising the plan.
Operations DIG Haider Ashraf said reserve personnel, the Elite Force and the Quick Response Force would secure the processions in the city.
He said police would use all resources at its disposal including walkthrough gates and metal detectors to secure the proceedings. DIG Ashraf also exhorted the organisers and religious leaders to cooperate with the force to ensure the smooth flow of processions.
They told the police officials about some challenges confronting them with regard to securing processions. CCPO Wains issued orders to address their concerns after hearing their reservations.
Admin SSP Hassan Mushtaq Sukhera, City SP Asad Sarfraz Khan and Headquarters SP Umer Saeed were also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2015.