PESHAWAR - In the wake of constant grenade attacks on cinema houses in Peshawar, Provincial Home Department Wednesday ordered a special security plan for cinema houses aimed to avoid any such incident in future.
In this connection, provincial government through Home Department issued directives to the owners of all cinema houses not only to install CCTV cameras, metal and explosive detectors but also deploy uniformed and plain clothed security personnel.
Moreover, there would also be a complete ban on parking vehicles within the premises of cinema houses and appropriate action would be taken against those who violate the directives.
Meanwhile, all divisional commissioners and police officers have been directed to ensure the implementation of the security plan. A day earlier, three back-to-back explosions occurred inside Peshawar's Shama Cinema, killing 13 people and leaving at least 19 others injured. Police said that both the incidents of hand grenade attacks on these cinemas were of same nature, three each grenade were used.
Both the attacks occurred when there was show on air. Police said that prior to the first incident, they have directed cinema owners to ensure their security, as there were threats from miscreants. Police are investigating these incidents and hoping to reach the targets.