1000 cops to guard mosques, imam­bar­gahs on Juma-tul-Wida

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 03:45 01:30 05:30 09:15

RAWALPINDI—Rawalpindi po­lice have fi­nal­ized ar­range­ments for Ju­matul-Wida, the last Fri­day of Ra­mazan as mil­lions of fast­ing peo­ple will of­fer Fri­day prayers at mosques, Imam­barghas and prayer grounds on July 1. Juma-tul-Wida, is also ob­served as Youm al-Quds to ex­press sup­port and sol­i­dar­ity with op­pressed Mus­lims of Pales­tine.

City Po­lice have planned fool­proof se­cu­rity ar­range­ments for Juma-tulWida and Youm ul Quds with de­ploy­ment of com­man­dos to avert any un­to­ward in­ci­dent. Over 1000 cops, po­lice na­tional volunteers, pri­vate se­cu­rity guards and ladies po­lice per­son­nel will per­form se­cu­rity duty for mosques, Imam­barghas and other im­por­tant places. Ac­cord­ing to Rawalpindi Po­lice spokesman, on the spe­cial di­rec­tive of City Po­lice Of­fi­cer (CPO) Rawalpindi, Is­rar Ahmed Khan Ab­basi, po­lice have made fool­proof se­cu­rity ar­range­ments for Juma tul Wida and there will be spe­cial se­cu­rity ar­range­ments for all the main mosques and Imam barghas.

Ac­cord­ing to se­cu­rity plan, po­lice of­fi­cers will be de­ployed par­tic­u­larly to cover mosques and other re­li­gious con­gre­ga­tions while spe­cial check posts will be es­tab­lished for the check­ing of ve­hi­cles at en­try and exit points of the city. Rapid Re­sponse Squads have also been formed.

Main mosques of the city will es­pe­cially be cov­ered by armed po­lice per­son­nel and only one main gate of the mosques will be opened for the faith­ful. Se­cu­rity per­son­nel will use metal de­tec­tors and no one will be al­lowed to go in­side the mosques without body search. There will be no per­mis­sion to park ve­hi­cles, mo­tor­cy­cles, cy­cles and hand­carts near mosques and imam­barghas.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesman, best se­cu­rity ar­range­ments with avail­able re­sources will be made to en­sure se­cu­rity of the re­li­gious places and mosques. All out ef­forts are be­ing made for the pro­tec­tion of the cit­i­zens and best pos­si­ble ar­range­ments are be­ing made in this re­gard, he said adding, Po­lice pa­trolling sys­tem has been strength­ened in the dis­trict. Ac­tion in ac­cor­dance with the law will be taken on vi­o­la­tion of loud­speak­ers Act, he added.—APP

An artist is busy in cre­at­ing a piece of art at Lok Virsa.

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