Elaborate security plan laid out for Eid-ul-Azha

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By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police on Thursday discussed security measures for Eid-ul-Azha and decided to enhance vigilance throughout the city. The plan was formally discussed in the meeting presided over by DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed following directions of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan . The meeting was attended among others by SSP CTD Syed Mustafa Tanveer, Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi, SP Saddar Safaraz Ahmed Virk, SP City Omer Khan, SP (Industrial Area) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, SP Rural Malik Naeem Iqbal, SP CTD Farooq Amjad Butar.
The meeting discussed security arrangements and decided to chalk out an effective plan for the religious gatherings. It was decided that all police officials would hold meetings with the administration of Masajid and Imambargahs in their areas, brief them about SOPs to contain spread of COVID-19 virus and ensure implementation on them.
DIG Operations said that all officials would hold meetings in their respective areas and to suggest for effective security arrangements on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. It was decided that SOPs issued by district administration for cattle markets as well as markets would be implemented in letter and spirit.
The DIG Operations directed all officers to remain active and enhance patrolling of the police in various areas. He directed the SPs to hold meetings with officers of other zones and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) for smooth traffic flow on city roads and ensure security at markets. It was decided in the meeting that vehicles couldn’t be parked near to the religious gatherings of the Eid. Entry points would be made by condoning off the open area to keep eyes on the suspects.
DIG Operations asked to install walk through gates at the venues where religious gatherings would be held. He directed for complete coordination among all wings of Islamabad police and ensue fool proof security arrangements.