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Police chalk out security plan for Eidul Azha

By Our crime correspondent
June 16, 2024
Islamabad police personnel seen at a checkpoint in the federal capital. — X/ @ICT_Police/File
Islamabad police personnel seen at a checkpoint in the federal capital. — X/ @ICT_Police/File

Islamabad: The Islamabad capital police have chalked out a comprehensive security plan to maintain peace and tranquillity in the district during the Eidul Azha, a public relations officer said.

He said that, following the special directions of DIG Islamabad Ali Raza, a comprehensive security plan for Eidul Azha has been issued.

According to the security plan, more than 2,000 police personnel including Zonal DPOs, SDPOs will shield Eid prayers to be offered in mosques and imambargahas which have been categorized according to their sensitivity. Likewise, police personnel will be deployed at Faisal Mosque to provide security cover to the devotees.

All the mosques, imambargahas, religious places, public parks and other important places would be provided maximum security, while all security will also be monitored through safe city surveillance cameras and special police squads.

Likewise, the dolphin personnel will be deputed in the city for patrolling at all public and sensitive places while personnel of the special branch will perform their duties during Eid prayer.

Similarly, the Islamabad police officials including one SP and DSPs are deployed to maintain traffic flow in the city. The Chief Traffic Officer will monitor all the traffic arrangements. One wheeling will not be allowed and those violating traffic rules will be dealt with iron hands while public places, parks, playgrounds will be kept under strict vigilance and security cover.

DIG Islamabad has strictly directed all the zonal officers that a large number of people will gather for Eid prayer and the concerned zonal officers would be responsible of the security around worship places in their respective areas adding that the DPOs and SDPOs and SHOs

Police Stations will physically remain in their respective areas.

Personnel of the special branch will collect important intelligence information and will convey immediately to the concerned officer and police control. Bomb disposal squad will do technical sweeping before Eid prayer.

DIG Islamabad said that the purpose of all the security arrangements is to ensure the safety of congregations, to avert any terrorism activity and to maintain peace and tranquillity in the city.

He requested citizens to ensure their homes are securely locked when leaving their hometown for Eid celebrations. For assistance, please contact the local police, who are working tirelessly day and night to safeguard your homes, lives, and property.