Security plan finalised for Yaum-e-Ali (R.A)
KARACHI—Authorities in Karachi have finalized security plan for observance of Yaum-e-Ali, the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali (R.A) on Monday.
The day is observed every year on 21st of Ramazan across Pakistan with religious fervour and reverence amid tight security. Seminars and majalis are held and processions are taken out to pay homage to the fourth caliph of Muslims.
More than 5000 policemen will be deployed to perform security duties at mosques and imambargahs across the city.
Traffic police in Karachi has made special arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic on 21st Ramzan.A three-day ban on pillion riding has been imposed in Karachi and other cities of Sindh as part of security arrangements. The ban will be effective from June 26 to 28. The main procession will be taken out from Nishter Park up to Husanian Iranian Imambargah Kharadar.
For the main procession, snipers would be deployed on rooftop along the route. At the central gathering place, watch towers and especial control room would be set up.
The bomb disposal squad would perform the technical sweeping on the occasion. Intelligence and patrolling would also be enhanced, officials said.