ISLAMABAD: As many as 10,000 personnel of Islamabad Police and Pakistan Rangers would perform security duties during Muharram-ul-Haram and to maintain high vigilance to thwart any untoward incident. A total of 909 religious gatherings (Majalis) and 177 processions (159 traditional and 18 licensed) will be held.
According to the police plan, the religious gatherings have been divided into three categories as per security aspect and 122 Majalis have been placed in Category A, 492 in Category B and 295 in Category C while 14 processions have been put in Category A, 91 in Category B and 72 in Category C, said a press release.
The plan has been prepared by the capital police in view of National Action Plan following directions of IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan. All wings of Islamabad police have been also given directions to ensure complete co-ordination for success of this plan.
As per strategy, activities of people being put under surveillance following fourth schedule will be strictly monitored.
Similarly, those scholars or persons from defunct organisations banned to enter in Islamabad would not be allowed at any cost to participate in any kind of activity.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sajid Kiani has directed all SDPOs and SHOs to launch effective search operation as well as combing activities in the slum areas of the city including Afghan habitats and enhance vigilance at all entrance points of the city.
He also directed to maintain close liaison with peace committees and organisers of Majalis and processions.