Over 3,000 policemen to perform security duties on Eid-ul-Azha.

ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have finalized a comprehensive security plan for Eid-ul-Azha and decided to augment security at public as well as worship places and other important buildings to thwart any untoward incident.

According to police source, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Nasir Akbar Khan has directed the police to remain on high alert and fully prepared during Eid days.

According to the security plan, more than 3000 policemen would perform security duties and to patrol in various sectors to check possible house burglaries during Eid holidays. More than 900 Masajid and 50 Imambargahs will be covered by armed guards and policemen during Eid ul Azha prayers.

He said the policemen would also patrol in the various sectors and police in-charges of circles would ensure proper security at the Eid congregations in various locations.

More than 300 policemen would be only deputed for the security at Faisal Mosque on Eid day while walk through gates and scanners would be installed as a part of security measure.

"Sub-Divisional Police Officers and Station House Officers would be responsible of the security around worship places. They may be provided additional force on their request for the effective patrolling and security at Eid congregations in various sectors," he maintained.

Duty rosters have been prepared by the in-charges of police stations and policemen would patrol in various sectors during day and night timings to check possible house burglaries and ensure protection to properties during Eid holidays.

The mobile officers and police guard posted at Masajid, Imambargahs, public/picnic places will take notice of the beggars hovering around the premises and will take legal action against them.

Special focus is to ensure safety to properties and stop frequent incidents of theft and car lifting during Eid holidays. As a part of security measures, police pickets may be erected at all important entry and exit points for checking of...

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