Lahore: Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that arrangements have been finalized for maintaining peace and law and order during Muharram-ul-Haram and no one will be allowed to promote religious hatred through provocative speeches, wall-chalking or audio/video cassettes. He directed district administration and police to maintain a close coordination with the members of peace committees, ulema and traders’ representatives at the local level and deal sternly with the elements spreading dissension in the masses.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding Muharram-ul-Haram arrangements in Sahiwal and Gujranwala divisions, here today. Provincial Minister for Zakat & Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamram, Chief Secretary Punjab, Nasir Mahmood Khosa, IG Punjab, Haji Habib-ur-Rehman, Home Secretary Punjab Shahid Khan, Assembly Members and officers of districts administration and police were present. Chairman Cabinet Committee Muharram-ul-Haram Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa directed to ensure strict implementation of the ban on misuse of load speakers and wall chalking and said that police should maintain a watchful eye on miscreants so that no one can disturb peaceful atmosphere.
Provincial Minister Zakat and Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamran informed the meeting that there is complete harmony between the followers of all schools of thought in Sahiwal division and every effort will be made to maintain civic peace. He said that meetings of peace committees at district and tehsil level have been held for promoting mutusal coordination.
Chief Secretary Punjab Nasir Mahmood Khan Khosa issued strict instructions to administration to immediately confiscate the material spreading sectarian hatred and the speeches delivered by ulema should be continuously monitored so that religious sentiments of the followers of any school of thought are not hurt. IG Punjab Haji Habib-ur-Rehman directed the police to conduct flag march before Ashoora while it should be ensured that no property dealer rents out any house without clearance of the concerned SHO.