2900 security personnel to be deputed on eve of Eid

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By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have finalized a comprehensive security and patrolling plan on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr besides augmenting the security at public places, worship places and other important buildings to thwart any untoward incident.
The security plan has been finalized by Additional SP Farhat Abbass Kazmi following directions of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman and DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmed Kausar. More than 2900 security personnel including four SPs, 12 ASPs/DSPs and volunteers would perform security duties and SSP Operations Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer would supervise all arrangements. DIG Operations has directed to ensure strict security measures outside all masajid, imambargahs, exit and entry points of the city. Islamabad police will ensure fool proof security arrangements on this occasion and police commandos will be deployed for patrolling in the city.
Police officials have been also assigned 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.
Policemen would ensure implementation on SOPs issued by the government during ongoing COVID-19 phase while general hold up would be also conducted in the city. SSP Operations has appealed the citizens to avoid unnecessary movement and keep identification documents with them during travel. He asked to ensure cooperation with the policemen performing duties as they are performing for the safety of people.
SSP Operations said that crackdown against beggars would also remain continue and special squads would be active to curb this menace.
Police teams have been constituted for patrolling in various urban sectors and rural areas. SSP Operations said that protection to the lives and property of the citizens to be ensured and strict action to be taken against those involved in aerial firing or anti-social activities.