Strict se­cu­rity ar­range­ments to be taken dur­ing Muhar­ram: CM

The Pak Banker - - 2national - Staff Re­porter

LA­HORE: Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Shahbaz Sharif said that more se­cu­rity ar­range­ments have been made dur­ing Muhar­ram-ul-Haraam this year as com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

Shia Ulema has called on Muham­mad Shahbaz Sharif at Chief Min­is­ter's Sec­re­tar­iat,.

Se­nior Ad­vi­sor Sar­dar Zul­fiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ters Rana Sanaullah Khan, Haji Eh­san Ud­din Qureshi, Chief Sec­re­tary, IG Po­lice and Home Sec­re­tary were also present on the oc­ca­sion.

Ad­dress­ing the Ulema, He said be­sides joint flag march of army and po­lice, a mock re­hearsal would also be ar­ranged to re­view the se­cu­rity mea­sures at all di­vi­sional head­quar­ters so that any flaw in se­cu­rity ar­range­ments could be timely re­moved. He said that in­struc­tions of in­dis­crim­i­nate ac­tion against the per­sons in­volved in wall-chalk­ing, ha­tred ma­te­rial and provoca­tive speeches are be­ing im­ple­mented strictly. He said that we will have to pro­mote tol­er­ance in the so­ci­ety by for­get­ting petty dif­fer­ences and the ne­far­i­ous de­signs of those el­e­ments who wanted to desta­bi­lize the coun­try will have to be foiled. He said that govern­ment is pay­ing full at­ten­tion to the se­cu­rity ar­range­ments dur­ing Mo­har­ra­mul Haram and hoped that, In­shal­lah, the Mo­har­ra­mul Haram will pass peace­fully with the co­op­er­a­tion of Ulema.

As­sur­ing their full co­op­er­a­tion on this oc­ca­sion, Ulema said that we are united for the sur­vival and se­cu­rity of the coun­try and will not hes­i­tate to ren­der any sac­ri­fice for this pur­pose. They expressed their sat­is­fac­tion over the ar­range­ments made for Mo­har­ra­mul Haram and gave their sug­ges­tions in this re­gard. Ear­lier, Chief Sec­re­tary and In­spec­tor Gen­eral Po­lice in­formed about the ar­range­ments made with re­gard to Mo­har­ram-ulHar­ram. More­over, Shahbaz Sharif ad­dressed the par­tic­i­pants of un­der-train­ing Na­tional Se­cu­rity Course in Na­tional De­fence Uni­ver­sity for more than an hour at Chief Min­is­ter's Sec­re­tar­iat.

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