Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Security plan for Islamabad Chehlum given final shape

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ISLAMABAD: Police have finalized an elaborate security plan under which strict patrolling as well as deployment will be ensured on the routes of procession and religious gatherings in the city on the occasion of Chehlum.

According to police plan, around 2000 personnel of Islamabad police including Rangers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies will perform patrolling and security duties on this occasion and all procession will be completely cordoned off through heavy deployment.

Fifty QRF teams will maintain high vigilance through patrolling while policemen will be deputed alongwith sophisticated weapons at rooftops. Root checking will be made with the sniffers dogs and bomb disposal squad will clear the route of the procession.

The main procession will start from Imambargah Asnae-Ashri in sector G-6/2 and will culminate at the same place after passing through various routes. Following the directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Sikandar Hayat and Senior Superintendent of Islamabad Police Muhammad Rizwan, all SPs, SDPOs, SHOs and other police officials will visit the routes of procession and ensure effective coordination among the security personnel

performing duties.

Police officials will guide the cops and boost their morale in accomplishing duties in a responsible manner. The police officers including SPs will visit various police posts lying in the route of procession, check security duties and brief cops as how to ensure effective


The route area has been divided into three sectors and officer of SP rank will supervise each sector. These Sectors are further divided into sub-sectors and police official of ASP/DSP rank will be in-charge of it. In these sub-sectors, there will be separate in-charges for roof-top

duty and police pickets while personnel of Special Branch, CID and Islamabad Traffic Police will also perform duties.

ITP staff would divert traffic on alternate routes to avoid inconvenience to the road users and SP Traffic Asmat Ulla Junejo will himself monitor traffic related issues. Parking areas for the participants of the procession will be specified quite away from the route.

Close liaison will be maintained with organizers of procession. Cooperation of organizers will be ensured with the police and law enforcing officials. Special arrangements will be made for checking of all participants in a prestigious way and metal detectors will be used for checking of participants.

IGP Islamabad Sikandar Hayat has said Islamabad police is committed force and will come upto expectations of people for complete security to them.
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