Extraordinary security for Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain

KARACHI, Nov 19 (APP): Foolproof security arrangements have been made by the Sindh police for the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain to be observed on November 21.

This was stated by the spokesman of the Sindh Police here on Saturday.

He said that the Inspector General of Police Sindh, A.D. Khawaja, was informed in a report that about 46,300 police personnel would perform security duty in the province on the occasion.

It was stated that extraordinary security arrangements are being given final shape for the security of processions, Majalis and other gatherings in connection with the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain.

In Karachi, some 17,950 police personnel would perform the security duty.

As many as 5,727 police officers and jawans would be deployed for the security of the main procession of the Chehlum in Karachi.

Sharp shooters would be deployed on top of the high rise buildings.

Strict surveillance would be maintained through watch towers around Nishter Park.

In Karachi some 100 big and small processions would be taken out while 460 Majalis would be held on the occasion of Chehlum.

Earlier, Commissioner Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed Khan, had chaired a meeting on November and reviewed arrangements for Chehlum’s procession, Majalis and other gatherings.

The meeting was also attended by DIGs, deputy commissioners, officials of KMC, Water Board, K-Electric as well as Ulema.

The meeting decided that foolproof security arrangements would be made on the occasion.

The arrangements would also be made for the provision of civic facilities including supply of water, cleanliness, lighting, etc.

No load-shedding would be carried out, the meeting further decided.—APP