Strict security arrangements for Eid-ul-Azha

06:00 AM | 25 Sep, 2015
Strict security arrangements for Eid-ul-Azha
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The law enforcement agencies have chalked out strict security arrangements to maintain law and order situation on Eid-ul-Azha.

The federal and provincial governments have cancelled the holidays of all security personnel to ensure the peaceful Islamic ritual countrywide. Rapid Response Force, Mohafiz Force and Counter Terrorism Departments have also been deployed as backup force.

According to Interior ministry security personnel have been deployed outside all mosques while comprehensive measurement have been taken at large Eidgahs. Security scanners and walk through gates have also been installed at notable places. CCTV cameras are also set up in sensitive locations to monitor the situation in large cities.

Police and other security departments will also supervise the hide collecting organizations. Security personnel have been tasked to ensure that no banned outfit gathers hides.

In Punjab 51,974 officers and officials which include 289 gazetted officers; 664 inspectors; 2,296 sub-inspectors; 3,339 ASIs; 2,662 head constables; 28,152 constables and 11,887 Quami Razakars have been deployed on all key locations.

More than 15,500 police officers have been deployed in Karachi to maintain law and order on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

Contingents of Pakistan army are also available as Rapid Response Force in all major cities of the country.