Over 40,000 cops perform Eid security duties

By Our Correspondent
June 17, 2024
A representational image showing Punjab police personnel at an undisclosed location. — AFP/File

LAHORE:Punjab Police has completed the Eid security arrangements in the province. IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar said that an effective security plan has been formulated for the protection of mosques, imambargahs, Eid gatherings, and citizens.


Over 40,000 officers and personnel will be deployed at more than 26,500 mosques, imambargahs, as well as 900 open Eid gatherings across the province. In the provincial capital Lahore, more than 6,000 personnel and officers will be deployed for the security of over 5,000 Eid prayer gatherings.

Additionally, 498 special police and 260 QRF teams will be assigned to Eid security. For the security arrangements, 13,249 metal detectors, 217 walk-through gates, and 4,475 CCTV cameras will also be used. IG Punjab mentioned that over 3,000 officers and personnel are currently deployed for the security of 227 cattle markets across the province, including Lahore.

IG Punjab said that strict adherence to the Home Department's SOPs for the collection of sacrificial hides would be ensured. IG Punjab instructed that the monitoring of banned organisations involved in illegal activities and individuals included in the Fourth Schedule should be made more effective. Snipers will be deployed on the rooftops of A-category mosques & imambargahs, and commandos in plain clothes will be deployed at Eid gatherings.

IGP directed the CTO Lahore and district traffic officers across the province ensure smooth traffic flow and personally oversee the traffic management plan. Dr Usman Anwar directed that the deployment of additional personnel for the security of parks and recreational points during the Eid holidays and emphasised the effective use of Dolphin and Quick Response teams for the protection of citizens and crime control.