Police directed to ensure security of processions

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Home Col.(retd) Shuja Khanzada has directed police to ensure security of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) processions on the pattern of Muharram-ul-Haram processions.

Presiding over a special meeting regarding security arrangements for Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) processions at Committee Room of Civil Secretariat here on Friday, he said that 41,460 police officers and officials had been deputed for the security of participants of these processions.

The Minister stressed the need for continuing operation against the vehicles with tinted glasses. He said the Home department did not give permission to anyone to paint the glasses of the vehicles black, however, if such permission had been given in the past, it should be considered as cancelled.

Shuja Khanzada said the district peace committees should be activated for maintaining peace on Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) and separate meetings be held with ulema of Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen. He directed that audio and video coverage of the processions should be ensured.

The meeting decided that police officers and officials will remain present in front and rear of the processions and side roads will be closed.

Shuja Khanzada said that a watchful eye should be kept on Schedule-IV persons and if needed, they should be put under house arrest.

The Minister directed officers of Intelligence Bureau, Special Branch, Anti-Terrorism and other agencies to utilize all their energies to monitor sensitive places.

Special Assistant to Chief Minister Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Rana Sanaullah Khan MPA, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Home Maj.(retd) Azam Suleman, Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Bureau, Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Amin Wains, Director General Auqaf, senior officers of Special Branch and other concerned departments were present on the occasion.

Source: APP