Associated Press Service
ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2021: Islamabad police have devised a security plan for Yum ul Quds and Juma-tul-Wida and decided to deploy 500 policemen including police commandos around Masajd and Imambargahs to avert any untoward incident.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer has devised a comprehensive plan following directions of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar. The contingents of Pakistan Rangers would also assist Islamabad police to ensure effective security while strict measures to be ensured outside all Masajid including Faisal Masjid, Imambargahs and exit and entry points of the city.
The SSP (Operations) has directed all Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and Station House Officers (SHOs) to improve the security plan and ensure checking of every person through metal detectors at Masajid and Imambargahs in their respective jurisdictions. Police Commandoes and teams of CTF, Falcon vehicles, personnel of Islamabad Traffic Police and vehicles of police stations have been deployed at various areas. Special teams would patrol around Masajid and worship places while these measures would be monitored by SDPOs and SHOs of relevant area.
SPs would monitor the overall security and patrolling plans while policemen in plain clothes and uniform along with lady police would perform duties.
Police conducted general hold up in the city on Thursday as an exercise to ensure fool proof security on Yum ul Quds and Juma-tul-Wida. Vehicles having tinted glasses and without number plates were checked while pillion riding was also observed. The bikes and vehicles without documents were impounded at various police stations.
DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar, SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer and Additional SP Farhat Abbass Kazmi visited various areas of the city and checked security arrangements. Talking to media-men, DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar said that effective security arrangements have been made for Eid and ongoing last Ashra of Ramazan. He said that holidays of policemen had been also cancelled. He appealed citizens to cooperate with police during checking and not to keep their valuables at home while going to native towns for Eid.
Islamabad police is committed to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens but people should also follow precautionary measures for safety of their own property.
The DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar said that Islamabad police chief Qazi Jamil ur Rehman has directed for high sense of responsibility among the police officials towards their basic duties of providing protection to the citizens. He said that all efforts should be made to accomplish security related tasks in a professional manner and make this city further secure.