Lahore:Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman has directed the police to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the processions to be organised to observe Youm-e-Ali (RA), the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat-Ali (RA), on 21st of the holy month of Ramazan. The police chief has called for extraordinary security arrangements to facilitate the participants of the processions so that they could observe Youm-e-Shahadat with religious zeal and without any fear.
The IGP stated this while addressing a high-level meeting held on the special directions of the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif at the Central Police Office (CPO) today. A delegation of Shia Ulema and leaders including Tariq Zawar Khan, Israr Saeed, Touqeer Baba, and Agha Qizalbash, Lahore DIG (Operations) Rai Muhammad Tahir, CTO Dr Usman Anwar, Chief Engineer LDA, and PSO to IGP Fayyaz Sunbal attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that more than 2000 policemen would be deployed on the route of the procession to provide security to the participants. Except three entry points of the route, all the entry and exit points on the procession route would be closed down and each participant would have to pass through three security checking-points to join the procession. The police would carry out checking through metal detectors and walk-through gates would also be installed at these points.