Islamabad, November 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan chaired a high level meeting to discuss the overall security situation in the country with particular reference to the twin cities in the Holy month of Muharram.
In the meeting the Federal Minister was briefed about the security plan devised by the law enforcing agencies to maintain the law and order especially during the month of Muharram.
The Minister directed the IG Islamabad and officers of Rawalpindi Police to implement the proposed security plan in letter and spirit to avoid any unfortunate incident and passed some special directives for beefing up the security of twin cities.
All entry points be thoroughly checked and the forces be strategically placed there.
All routes be highly protected and special attention be paid to un-conventional routes including jeep-able and pedestrian routes.
Identify important/sensitive buildings and their security be beefed up.
The security combing of shopping malls be carried out so that the security of general public be ensured.
Quick response teams supported by Rangers be placed at high alert.
Visual monitoring of sensitive places be utilized, as it is the one of effective means of securing the area.
Special attention be paid to the policing of the respective areas from dusk to dawn.
With the special reference to the Muharram processions security personnel be extremely vigilant on the dispersal of the processions.
Careful security clearance of the twins’ cities especially the suburbs be carried out so that no un-law full element may take the advantage for fulfilling his evil designs and through registration of outsiders be positively ensured with the help of Special branch and NADRA.
The meeting also discussed the prospects of a joint command and control system for major cities especially twin cities.
The Minister also stressed on the need for better coordination between Police and the Rangers during Muharram in order to protect the life and property of the residents.
The Minister told the Islamabad police to desist from filing false FIRs and respect the Chadar and Char Dewari of common people and rather focus their attention in apprehending those involved in criminal activities.
The Minister stressed on the officers of the law enforcing agencies to work diligently and take responsibility as it is war like situation through which the country is passing at the moment.
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