Capital police chalk out security plan for Eid ul Azha.


Byline: Israr Ahmad

ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police on Thursday discussed security measures for Eid ul Azha and decided to enhance vigilance throughout the city for the safety of lives and property of citizens.

The plan was formally discussed in the meeting presided over by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Waqar Uddin Syed following directions of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar khan.

The meeting was attended among others by SSP (CTD) Syed Mustafa Tanveer, Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi, SP (Saddar) Safaraz Ahmed Virk, SP (City) Omer Khan, SP (Industrial Area) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, SP (Rural) Malik Naeem Iqbal and SP (CTD) Farooq Amjad Butar.

The meeting discussed security arrangements and decided to chalk out an effective plan for the religious gatherings. It was decided that all police officials would hold meetings with the administration of mosques and imambargahs in their areas, brief them about SOPs to contain spread of COVID-19 virus and ensure implementation on them.

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DIG (Operations) said that all officials would hold meetings in their respective areas and suggest effective security arrangements on the eve of Eid ul Azha.

It was decided that SOPs issued by district administration for cattle markets as well as markets would be implemented in letter and spirit.

DIG (Operations) directed all officers to remain active and enhance patrolling of the police in various areas.

He directed the SPs to hold meetings with officers of other zones and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) for smooth traffic flow on city roads and ensure security at markets.

It was decided in the meeting that vehicles could not be parked near religious gatherings of. Entry points would be made by condoning off the open area to keep an eye on suspects.

DIG (Operations) asked to install walk through gates at the venues where religious gatherings would be held. He directed for complete coordination among all wings of...

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