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60thousands cops will perform security duty on Eid Melad ul Nabi

Lahore: In order to maintain peace and law and order on the occasion of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi (PBUH), around 60,000 security officials including policemen, officials from the Punjab Constabulary, and Qaumi Razakar would be deployed for the security duties across the Punjab province.

It was decided in a high-level meeting presided over by Acting Inspector General of Police (Lahore - Data Ganj Baksh at the Central Police Office Lahore today to review security arrangements on the eve of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi (PBUH).

DIG (Operations) Punjab Sohail Ahmed Khan, AIG (Admin) Sajjad Hassan Manj, AIG (Operations) Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan, AIG (Discipline) Abdul Qadir Qamar and SSP (Investigation) Punjab Zahid Sherazi and PSO to IGP Muhammad Ali Nakokar were present in the meeting.

The police would provide security cover to more than 1469 processions and 1249 Mahafil-e-Milad to be held all over the province. At least 18 additional platoons from the Punjab Constabulary would also be deployed on security duties as per the requests made by different districts of the province. Out of these 18 platoons, four PC platoons to be sent to Rawalpindi, two to Jehlum, two to Chakwal, one to Sargodha, one to Chiniot, five to Lahore, one to Gujranwala and two PC platoons to the Faisalabad district. The police would also send additional police force to other districts in case they forward a formal request for this purpose.

The IGP Punjab has also directed to all the RPOs and DPOs to ensure proper security arrangements in their respective districts in the light of the recommendations given by the CPO and the Home Department regarding Eid Milad-ul-Nabi (PBUH).

On this occasion, the IGP underlined that all the events and processions related to Eid Milad-ul-Nabi would not only be monitored but also the participants would be scanned through the metal detectors at the entry and exit points. Moreover, active policemen equipped with automatic weapons would be deployed on security duties to ensure peace and law and order on this occasion.

IGP Punjab further directed the RPOs and DPOs to evolve a special traffic plan in their respective districts to maintain smooth flow of traffic besides providing safe passage to the participants on the routes of the events and the processions.

The police are also directed to remain in close liaison with the religious leaders, political activists, volunteers, representatives of civil society, traders, and trade unions so that foolproof security could be ensured on the occasion of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi (PBUH.

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