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2000 personnel to perform security duties during Ramadan

2018-05-15


ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2018: Around 2000 personnel including policemen, security guards and Masajid guards will perform security duties during the holy month of Ramadan and to ensure elaborate arrangements in coordination with the notables of various areas. According to plan chalked out following directions of IGP Islamabad Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri, SSP Islamabad Najeeb-ur-Rehman Bugvi has devised an elaborate security plan for Ramadan. As per plan, 2000 security men will perform special duties at 975 Masajids and 33 imambargahs. Police officials/security guards/masjid guards will be deployed for the security of worship places in Islamabad during the month of Holy Ramazan. These security arrangements shall be supervised by SPs while SDPOs and SHOs would conduct security checking during Namaz timings. Special police strength has been called from Police Line Headquarters and provided to various police stations with the purpose to ensure effective security duties at worship places and markets. Police stations have been directed to coordinate with office bearers of traders union in their respective areas to ensure effective security along with security guards. Special drive against the professional beggars would be launched and they should not be allowed to gather outside the worship places. Mosque committees would also not allow any stranger or outsider for stay in worship places.The police officials have been also directed to carry out special checking of hotels, motels, inns and guest houses for security purpose. The patrolling teams of various police stations, teams of Pakistan Rangers and Muhafiz Squads would patrol in their respective areas and to maintain high vigilance. IGP Islamabad Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri and SSP Islamabad Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi will themselves check the duties of police officials at various points while police officials will have the `Iftar’ with personnel performing duties at various points. SSP Islamabad Najeeb-Ur-Rehman Bugvi has directed to ensure compliance of these security arrangements during the month of Ramazan. Only one gate of worship place would be kept open during the month of Ramazan. Mosque committees would conduct checking through metal detectors and would also deploy private security guards fort the purpose. The police officials have been directed to carry out special checking of hotels, motels, inns and guest houses for security purpose. Meanwhile property dealers would be also directed to furnish the record of tenants to the SHOs of their respective areas. Moreover checking at the exit and entry points may be intensified without causing any embarrassment to the citizens. All the SDPOs and SHO s have been directed to personally supervise the security arrangements during Ramazan and ensure the deployment of police officials or private security guards where it was necessary and in this regard no laxity shall be tolerated. SSP Islamabad has directed police officials to brief the policemen deputed for security purpose and maintain high vigilance. He also ordered for strict security at entry and exit points of the city and keep strict monitoring of those coming in the city or leaving it. SSP has asked Station House Officers (SHOs) to brief people in their areas regarding proper lock to their houses in prayers’ timings and keeping the lights on during this time. He also directed for effective patrolling in their respective areas and also appealed citizens to inform police or Rescue 15 in case of any suspicious activity around them. The SSP has also categorically told that no laxity will be tolerated by any official in performing of security duties. He asked police officials to work devotedly during this month as they have the prime responsibility to provide security to all faithful’s.