The borders of Shikarpur district will be closed on 9th and 10th Muharram
SHIKARPUR: Shikarpur district is considered the most sensitive districts in Sindh in this connection Shikarpur has been once again declared sensitive during Muharram Ul Harram because of Shikarpur has experienced at least five bomb blasts since 2010 from them one took place during 10th Muharram Ul Harram an ongoing Majilis convened by former MNA Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi at his village Nepearabad in 2010 where at least 1500 persons had gathered while other four suicide and remote control bombs carried out by terrorists and targeted the Central Imambargah Karbala Moula, remote control blast on the Sufi shrine of Syed Hajan Shah Marri Waro, remote control blast on the caravan of Sain Hussain Shah Kambar Waro and once again a suicide bomber targeted the vehicle of former MNA Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi in 2013 during his electoral campaign.
In keeping above mentioned targeted bomb blasts it was decided to close the exit and the entrance points of Shikarpur district on 9th & 10th Muharram Ul Harram besides control rooms have also been established to monitor all of the activities of various parts of the city while 1638 police personnel and Rangers per- sonnel have been deployed to cope with any untoward situation while Municipal Committee, Sukkur Electric Supply Company [SEPCO] Shikarpur directed to maintain cleanliness and change the timing of load shedding during Muharram Ul Harram and maintain the lighting system on the routes of processions.
The direction came in light when the Commissioner Larkana Akram Ali Khowaja conducted a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur Syed Hassan Raza, SSP Shikarpur Sarfraz Nawaz Shaikh, DSR Rangers and other officers of the district to review arrangement per- taining Muharram Ul Harram, it was held at Deputy Commissioner Office Shikarpur.
Syed Hassan Raza, the DC Shikarpur, briefed the Commissioner and meeting participants that there are total 87 Imambarghas from them 06 were declared most sensitive, from them 04 are in Shikarpur city, 01 situated at Khanpur and 01 is situated in Lakhi Ghulam Shah tehsil, and 08 Imambargahs were declared sensitive adding the Imambargah of Chak, Khahi, Imrote Sharif, Hamayoon, Allahabad Colony and Jamra would be monitored by officers to maintain law and order situation.