Foolproof security arrangements have been directed for Chand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr prayers.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Imdad Ullah Bosal has issued special directives to the police officers of all districts of the division that elaborate security arrangements should be made for the protection of the citizens.
He further directed that the presence of police officials at all important places should also be ensured. The commissioner said that the staff deployed on security duty should have metal detectors. Walkthrough gates should also be installed on important Eid prayer gatherings. He said strict action in accordance with the law should also be taken against one-wheelers.
The Commissioner directed that senior officials at tehsil level while District Coordination Officers (DCOs) and District Police Officers (DPOs) at district level should supervise the security arrangements directly so that no untoward incident could take place and these important occasions could be passed peacefully. He directed traffic police should perform their duties on roads with dedication and traffic plan should be followed for the smooth flow of traffic so that citizens especially ladies could not face any sort of traffic problem during Eid shopping on Chand Raat.
Meanwhile City police claimed to have made foolproof security arrangements for the protection of the people at various shopping centres, markets and public places. To ensure security of female, lady police have also been deployed in various busy shopping malls at Saddar Bazaar, Raja Bazaar, Moti Bazaar and other busy markets of the city.
According to police security plan, law enforcers have been deployed in plain clothes at various sensitive areas and close circuit cameras are working in different busy bazaars, parks and other public places.
Superintendent Police, Potohar Town Hassib Shah told APP that police have been put on high alert to avert terrorism bids ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations and leaves of all policemen were stand cancelled. He said patrolling of security staff has been enhanced in bazaars, markets and Eid shopping malls.