DC reviews Muharram procession's security arrangements.

ISLAMABAD -- Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Irfan Nawaz Memon visited Imambargah Asna Ashri in Sector G-6/2, and reviewed security arrangements for the annual procession of ninth Muharram-ul-Haram the other day.

The deputy commissioner flanked by SSP Operations, SSP Traffic, Additional Deputy Commissioner, SP City and others inspected the route of the main procession and directed the municipal officials to clean all roads and streets through which the processions would pass. He also directed to deploy sufficient police contingents at various sensitive points.

Irfan also met the management of Imambargah, discussed security arrangements and sought their cooperation for ensuring peaceful culmination of the procession. He urged the management to conclude the procession and Majalis within stipulated time frame.

He instructed the police deployed at entry and exit points of Imambargah to remain vigilant and alert.

Strict measures are being taken to protect the lives and properties of the people during the sacred month of Muharram ul Haram.

Meanwhile, the DC urged the ulemas (religious scholars) belonging to different sects to demonstrate brotherhood and create religious harmony during Muharram-ul-Haram.

Talking to reporter on Sunday, he said ulema were asked to extend maximum cooperation with the local administration...

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