ISLAMABAD – Police chief of Islamabad capital territory Islamabad said on Wednesday that Islamabad Police have made foolproof security arrangements for the month of Ramazan and policemen along with security guards as well as mosque guards will perform duties to ensure success of the security plan especially devised for worshippers.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Bani Amin Khan reviewed special security arrangements for Ramazan in a meeting held here Wednesday and directed to make them foolproof. DIG (Security) Dr. Mujeeb ur Rehman, DIG (Headquarters) Ahmed Mukaram, AIG Establishment) Ashraf Zubair Siddiqui, AIG Tahir Alam Khan, SSP Islamabad Yaseen Farooq, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood, SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik, all SPs, SDPOs and SHOs attended the meeting and discussed measures for an effective security plan.
The IGP was told that security personnel will perform special duties at 660 mosques and 40 imambargahs. Police officials, security guards and mosque guards have been deployed for the security of worship places in Islamabad during Ramazan.
In all, 64 mosques have been placed in A Category as per security requirements, 263 in B Category and 365 in C Category while 29 Imambargahs in Category A, 7 in B and four in Category C. The IGP said that special police strength has been called from Police Line Headquarters and provided to various police stations with the purpose to ensure effective security duties at worship places and markets.
The police stations, he said, had been directed to coordinate with office bearers of traders union in their respective areas to ensure effective security along with security guards. He also ordered for providing food to policemen performing duties at police pickets during Sehri and Iftari timings in Ramadan.
The IGP was informed that Islamabad Police have also requested district administration through a letter to ask concern authorities not to make any load shedding during `Prayers and Taraveeh timings’.
The IGP directed all police officials to ensure compliance of orders for security arrangements during the month of Ramazan. He asked Station House Officers (SHOs) to brief people in their areas regarding proper lock to their houses in prayers’ timings and keeping the lights on during this time.
As per security plan, only one gate of worship place would be kept open during the month of Ramazan. Mosque committees would conduct checking through metal detectors and would also deploy private security guards fort the purpose.
The IGP also directed to launch special drive against the professional beggars and they should not be allowed to gather outside the worship places. Mosque committees would also not allow any stranger or outsider for stay in worship places.
The police officials were also directed to carry out special checking of hotels, motels, inns and guest houses for security purpose. Meanwhile, the IGP directed to ensure that property dealers must furnish the record of tenants to the SHOs of their respective areas. Moreover, checking at the exit and entry points should be intensified without causing any embarrassment to the citizens. Similarly, directions were made by the IGP to enhance patrolling in the various areas and the police officials have been asked to exercise strict vigilance.
All SDPOs and SHOs have been directed to personally supervise the security arrangements during Ramazan and ensure the deployment of police officials or private security guards where it was necessary.
IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan also directed senior police officials to brief the policemen deputed for security purpose and maintain high vigilance. He also ordered for strict security at entry and exit points of the city and keep strict monitoring of those coming in the city or leaving it.
No laxity will be tolerated by any official in performing of security duties, the IGP maintained.