RPO reviews security arrangements for Chehlum

Rawalpindi-A high-level meeting was held under the chair of Regional Police Officer Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja on Wednesday to review the security arrangements for Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).

The meeting was attended by City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Chaudhry Yousaf Ali Shahid and District Police Officer (DPO) Attock Ibadat Nisar while DPO Chakwal Muhamad Haroon Joya and DPO Jhelum Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani participated in the high-level meeting via video link.

All the police officers and CTO briefed the RPO about security and traffic plan they have finalised to guard and facilitate the mourners in their respective areas on the occasion of Chelum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).

Addressing the meeting, RPO Wisal Fakhar directed the police officers to provide foolproof security to the mourners and processions to be taken out in connection with the Chehlum. He said that there should only be one entry and exit point of all the processions whereas all other ways should be blocked to avoid any untoward incident.

The police and volunteers should allow the mourners to join processions only after passing from walkthrough gates and a comprehensive body search with the help of metal detectors. RPO asked the CTO to make it sure that the parking lots would be established far away from the routes of processions. “The sharpshooters and snipers should also be deployed on vantage points to cope with any untoward incident,” he said.

RPO also ordered all the SPs and SDPOs to set up special pickets on all the entry and exit points of the city with proper checking vehicles and persons.

The police officers should also patrol in their concerned areas to keep a vigil on suspected elements, he said. RPO said no negligence regarding security would be tolerated and strict action would also be taken against those officers who founded involved in any kind of slackness.