IGP Punjab reviews arrangements for Chehlum Hazrat Imam Hussain processions

By: News Desk      Published: 09:27 PM, 2 Oct, 2020
IGP Punjab reviews arrangements for Chehlum Hazrat Imam Hussain processions
IGP Punjab Inam Ghani chairs a meeting of all the command officers of the province during a video link RPOs, CPOs and DPOs conference at the Central Police Office.

Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani Friday said that best arrangements should be made for the security of A-category processions and Majalis in all districts of the province by effective use of available resources and modern technology on the occasion of Chehlum Hazrat Imam Hussain.

He said the officers themselves should go out in the field and continue to inspect the security arrangements. He said that snipers should be deployed on the roofs of buildings coming in the way of Majalis and processions while no mourner should be allowed to enter the procession without checking with metal detectors, walk-through gates and searches.

Ghani issued these instructions to all the command officers of the province during a video link RPOs, CPOs and DPOs conference at the Central Police Office Friday.

He said that under the comprehensive strategy for the security of pilgrims and devotees on the annual Urs of Hazrat Usman Ali Hajveri (R.A), senior officers should formulate security plans under personal supervision and traffic management with security arrangements during Raiwind Tablighi Ijtema.

The IGP Punjab said preparations should be started for the security arrangements for the scheduled Pak-Zimbabwe cricket series in Multan and Rawalpindi so that the process of revival of international cricket in Pakistan could be further strengthened and the spectators could fully enjoy the cricket matches.

He stressed that there is no compromise on free registration of FIR as not registering FIR of any crime is tantamount to aiding the oppressor till the original crime of the province is known and the resources required for crime prevention can't be estimated.

Ghani also commended DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Khan for his excellent performance and also appreciated the performance of RPOs and DPOs of Okara, Lodhran, Faisalabad and Sahiwal.

He said that the accused in crimes like robbery, theft and drug trafficking who are given bail soon, the District Assessment Committees should carefully review their cases and determine the reasons for granting bail to the accused so that these shortcomings can be controlled.

During the conference, IG Punjab was briefed that 393 processions and 697 Majalis would be held across the province on the occasion of Imam Hussain's Chehlum for the security of which more than 35,000 police officers, 4010 police national volunteers and 8657 volunteers would perform security duties including 349 Gazette Officers.

Other personnel including 631 inspectors, 1755 sub-inspectors, 2646 ASIs, 2245 head constables and 26838 constables will be involved while 300 walk-through gates, 7000 metal detectors and 2251 CCTV cameras will be installed for the protection of mourners.

Search sweep, combing and intelligence-based operations should be carried out regularly in sensitive installations, densely populated areas and crime hotspots while senior officers should formulate a security plan under the personal supervision and ensure its implementation through effective monitoring and inspection.

All RPOs, CPOs and DPOs of the province including CCPO Lahore participated in the video link conference while Additional IG IAB Azhar Hameed Khokhar, MD Safe City Additional IG Rao Sardar, Additional IG Investigation Fayyaz Ahmed Dev, Additional IG Special Branch Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, DIG IT Waqas Nazir, DIG Operations Sohail Akhtar Sukhera and other officers were also present.