Interior Minister Orders Foolproof Security for Muharram Events

Interior Minister Orders Foolproof Security for Muharram Events

KARACHI – Sindh Home Minister Zia-ul-Hasan Lanjar, who chaired a high-level meeting at the CPO on Monday, directed senior police officials to ensure flawless security at the gatherings, funeral processions and venues where events are being held in Muharram-ul-Haram.

The meeting/video link conference was attended by all senior officers of Sindh Police including IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon. The Home Minister said during the meeting that all officers should perform their duties as per the contingency plan prepared for Muharram-ul-Haram.

He said that watertight security should be ensured at all gatherings, funeral processions and rallies as per the lists. Deployment of police on rooftops, placement of snipers and sweeping and clearing of main funeral procession routes by bomb disposal team should be ensured, he said.

Lanjar said that steps should be taken to promote harmony between the Shia school of thought and other sects, besides involving all stakeholders to ensure stability and peace during Muharram. He said that measures should be taken according to the law with regard to the persons included in the Fourth Schedule List.

The IGP Sindh said that regarding the security of Muharram, Sindh Police was active and alert as extra manpower had been provided since 1st Muharram for the detachment of districts. The IGP Sindh said that all the units of Sindh Police were active and working as a team to ensure the security of Muharram. Earlier, the Sindh Home Minister offered prayers and Fateha for the departed soul of martyred DSP Ali Raza.