3000 cops, commandos to guard city on Eid ul Fitr
RAWALPINDI—The city police have finalized security plan to guard the lives and properties of public on Eid-ul-Fitr. Police holidays have also been cancelled to augment Eid security in the city while additional force have been deployed for sensitive areas, along busy roads, markets, shopping centers, grave yards, mosques, Eidgahs, Imam Bargahs and picnic points as part of a spe- cial security plan for Eid.
“The plan will include the participation of 3000 Police Jawans and Commandoes as well as deployment of security checkpoints at the entrances and exists of the city” the police spokesman on Monday.
He said that police’s prime responsibility was to protect the lives and property of public. He said that as many as 2500 police officers and Jawans have been deployed in all the sensitive places including bazaars and shopping malls to maintain law and order situation on Chand Raat. Besides the force, officials of Special Branch, Elite Force Commandoes, Ladies Police, Muhafiz Force and Police Qaumi Razkars would perform security duty.
The security plan will continue throughout Eid al-Fitr under the supervision of City Police Officer (CPO) said the spokesman urging the citizens to cooperate with the security forces by informing them about any suspicious activity. City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi has ordered foolproof security for Eid ul Fitr prayer congregations. Eid prayers will be offered at 875 mosques, 50 Imam Barghas and 63 prayer grounds in the district.
All out efforts would be made to avoid any untoward incident on the eve of Eid ul Fitr, said police spokesman. 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 imam barghas. 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 the regard, he said adding, Police patrolling system has been strengthened in the district. Police have also finalized arrangements for Murree where 1000 cops would perform security duty during Eid ul Fitr holidays.