Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Islamabad Police chalk out security plan for Milad-un-Nabi procession

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory Police have chalked out comprehensive security plan for processions of Eid Milad un Nabi and decided to deploy more than 2200 personnel along with personnel of Rangers for the security of various processions in the city.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Rizwan in consultation with other police officials including SPs, DSPs and SHOs has finalized this security plan. Four SPs,

six ASPs/DSPs, 11 Inspectors will supervise the security arrangements of the processions and to be assisted by SHO of respective police stations.

As per plan, more than 2200 policemen along with Rangers personnel would remain engaged for security duties during processions on various routes.

Main procession will start from G-7.

Parking lots would be far away from the routes of processions with proper security arrangements there. Metal detectors as well as walk through gates would be used at entry and exit points of the processions. Police officers, who will be on security duty, will not be allowed to leave the specified place before end of the processions. Advance police party will move on foot ahead of procession. The procession will be completely covered by the policemen form the front and rear side.

Special walk through gates will be installed while policemen will perform street plugging duty so that no outsider can enter into the procession. Special deployment would be made at roof tops while patrolling will be ensured on the routes of procession before its passage from there.

Police Reserves will remain stand-by for assistance in case of any untoward incident. All in-charge points and platoons force have been directed to keep roll of force deployed under their command. Parking along with the routes of procession will not be allowed and folk lifters have been arranged to remove vehicles if parked along with route.

It will be also ensured that all police officers/men deployed on duty to display their service card on chest. Bomb Disposal Squad will ensure technical sweeping at the routes and venues. Plain Cloth police officials will keep watch on the suspicious persons while monitoring cameras will be installed along the routes of procession.

Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has also devised a special traffic plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic at the time of procession in connection with Eid Milad un Nabi and decided to depute an additional staff of policemen at various locations for the guidance of road users. The SSP Muhammad Rizwan has said that he would himself monitor security arrangements and effective security to be ensured.