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Police to ensure foolproof security on Eidul Azha

Islamabad:Islamabad police have been directed to ensure comprehensive security arrangements in the Capital on eve of Eid-ul-Azha and ensure implementation on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of coronavirus.

These directions were made by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman while chairing a meeting held to finalize security arrangements for Eidul Azha. The meeting was attended among others by DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar senior and officials were present on this occasion.

The IGP asked DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar to devise elaborate security plan and monitor all arrangements himself in this regard. He asked to ensure implementation on SOPs issued by the government for business activities at markets, shopping centres, public places and cattle markets. He further asked SSP (Traffic) to deploy policemen at various places to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

All police officials have been directed to remain on high alert and fully prepared to avert any untoward situation during Eid days. He asked to ensure social distancing and use of masks at religious gatherings on Eid day and also at cattle markets.

He asked all police officials to assign security duties in this connection at Masjid and Imambargahs. The squad of bomb disposal squad would conduct checking of various areas and parking will not be allowed near worship places or congregation.

Police officials were asked to ensure implementation on SOPs issued by the government for business activities in markets during on-going COVID-19 phase. The IGP said that special deployment should be made at Faisal Mosque on Eid day.

He said that awareness campaign should be initiated for those people visiting their hometowns so that they may leave for their destination after ensuring proper security arrangements at their homes.

Special patrolling should be chalked out following which vehicles of police stations, Falcon and Bravo vehicles should patrol in their respective areas while additional vehicles and Reserve Force to be provided to each police station for success of patrolling plan.

Islamabad police chief Qazi Jamil ur Rehman asked DG (Safe City) to ensure high vigilance in the city through safe city cameras. AIG (Special Branch) was asked to ensure installment of walk through gates at Masajid, Imambargahs and other venues of religious congregations.

The Zonal SPs were asked to ensure effective security in their respective areas while SSP (Traffic) was assigned task for traffic plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic.