LAHORE: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan said that at least 125,000 officers and officials of Punjab Police have been deployed to provide security in the month of Muharram, The News reported.
The officers will provide foolproof four-layered security cover to the sensitive Majalis and processions during Muharram to maintain law and order in all districts of the province.
About 124,537 police officers and officials, including police volunteers, special police and Razakars had been deployed for the security of 36,216 Majalis. While a total of 135,370 officers and officials would be deployed for the security of 9,173 Ashura processions.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reviewed security arrangements for maintaining law and order during Muharram-ul-Haram during a meeting on Friday.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that foolproof security arrangements should be ensured for maintaining law and order and protection of life and property of people during Muharram.
Security arrangements in Sindh
Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) have completed the arrangements for Muharram-ul-Harram, according to a press release on Friday.
Rangers have also formed Crisis Management Cell Headquarters to deal with any untoward incidents.
Moreover, troops are actively conducting snap checking, mobile patrolling in different parts of the province.
Rangers have even warned that hate material, hate speeches and other equipment will not be tolerated. Furthermore, strict restrictions have been placed on aerial firing and show of weapons.
Strict action will be taken against those who fail to follow the rules, according to the Rangers.
Citizens have been advised to contact Rangers on their WhatsApp number 0316-2369996 or helpline 1101 to report any suspicious activity.