By Uzma Zafar
ISLAMABAD: Effective security arrangements were witnessed in Islamabad during Ashura processions and strict patrolling as well as effective policing helped in ensuring peaceful conduct of religious gatherings in the city.
Inspector General of Police Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman on Friday appreciated the efforts of Operations Division and Traffic Police for making effective arrangements and also thanked other law enforcement agencies and relevant stake holders in successful implementation of the security plan.
He lauded the efforts of DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar and SSP (Operations) Syed Mustafa Tanveer who devised effective security plan and ensure implementation on it. A Control room was also set up at Safe City Islamabad and effective coordination was maintained among all wings.
According to details, personnel of Islamabad police were assigned patrolling and security duties on the occasion of Muharram ul Haram ( from Ist Muharram ul Haram to 9th Muharram). All processions were completely cordoned off through heavy deployment. Following the security plan, all SPs, SDPOs, SHOs and other police officials themselves visited the routes of processions and ensured effective coordination among the security personnel performing duties.
Police officials guided the cops and boosted their morale in accomplishing duties in a responsible manner. Close liaison was maintained with peace committees and organizers of Majalis and processions.
Cooperation of organizers was ensured with the police and law enforcing officials. Hundreds of religious gatherings (Majalis) and processions were held in the city and strict security arrangements on these occasions and special checking of participants was also observed. Metal detectors were used for checking of participants of Majalis, processions and high vigilance was maintained by the police officials which helped in peaceful holding of all events in connection with Muharram ul Haram.
â€œWhether there is challenge during coronavirus or of security, Islamabad police performed effectively,â€ IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman said adding that all out efforts would be made to come upto the expectations of the people. He also asked for such elaborate measures for gatherings in coming days.