Special security plan for Muharram

MUZAFFARGARH: Muzaffargarh District Police Officer (DPO) Awais Ahmed Malik Wednesday said a special security plan has been made to maintain law and order situation under control during the month of Muharram.

Talking to reporters at his office, the DPO said in this regard some 93 trouble spots including 16 of Category A and 77 of Category B 77 are identified in the district.

He said some 546 processions would be taken out and 1,237 Majalis would be held in the district during Muharram, and security at mosques, Imambarghas, churches and other worship places has been more tightened.

The DPO said he directed the SDPOs and SHOs to implement Muharram security plan in letter and spirit and keep a close liaison with local police committees.

He also issued necessary directions to police officials for maintaining law and order situation during Muharram.

 According to police sources, 23 graveyards, 42 mosques and 40 Imambarghas have been declared sensitive and police and other law enforcement agencies are put on red alert in this regard.

 The district administration has banned entry of 23 religious figures in the district.

The DPO said fool proof security for Majalis and processions have been finalized, saying that some 5,319 police staffers, including 10 platoons of Punjab constabulary, five teams of elite force with official vehicles have been deputed for security.

The DPO said traffic flow would be ensured in and around the city.

He urged religious scholars to play their role in promoting religious harmony, tolerance and brotherhood in society. He said there would be a complete ban on handbills/posters and any other kind objectionable materials.

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