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Special Eid Security plan devised for Capital

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have finalized a comprehensive security plan on the eve of Eid ul Fitr and also augmented the security at public places, worship places and other important buildings to thwart any untoward incident.

The security plan was reviewed here on Thursday in a meeting presided over by IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan and attended among others by DIGs, SSPs, SPs and other senior police officials. SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has devised this special plan and all police officials have been directed to remain on high alert and fully prepared to avert any untoward situation during Eid days.

According to the security plan, more than 3500 policemen would patrol various sectors to check possible house burglaries during Eid holidays. The SSP Islamabad has also directed for effective security measures in the city on this occasion. There are 920 Masajids and 40 Imambargahs which will be covered by armed guards and policemen during Eid ul Fitr prayers.

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.

According to this plan, beat systems have been introduced for security at main shopping centers, markets and additional deployment of policemen has been ensured there especially for Chand Raat. The contingents of mobile reserve police and prisoner van movement would be part of security measures at important shopping centers including Super Jinnah, Super market, F-10 and Aabpra market.

Policemen have been assigned duties at bus stands, graveyards and railway stations while special deployment will be also made at Faisal Mosque. All SHOs have been directed earlier to conduct security meetings with managers of bus stand as nine bus stands were identified for security duties. Following these meetings, special police pickets have been erected in the vicinity of bus stands and police with the help of volunteers would check the passengers and other suspects there.

As per security duties on Eid, the policemen would patrol in the various sectors and contingents of Pakistan Rangers and police commandos will assist police in these security duties.

The plan devised following the directions from IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan also include patrolling strategy in residential sectors and markets. Vehicles of police stations, Falcon and Bravo vehicles would patrol in their respective areas while additional vehicles have been also provided to each police station for success of patrolling plan.

Police teams have been constituted for patrolling in various urban sectors and rural areas. Keeping in view the rush of visitors at public places, security measures have been also taken at Shakarparian, Daman-e-Koh, Yasmin Garden, Manal, Lake View Park, Chattar Park and Centaurus.

The mobile patrols and squads would also remain present at prominent points during Eid congregations and Chand Raat. 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. 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 house burglaries and ensure protection to properties during Eid holidays.

The mobile officers and police guard posted at Mosques, 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 during Eid holidays. As a part of security measures, police pickets would be erected at all important entry and exit points for checking of vehicles.

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