Mardan - At least 1500 cops would be deployed to provide security in the days of Moharramul Haraam in the district, a senior official said on Thursday.

A spokesman for Mardan police said that the meeting was attended by officials from various circles of Mardan district.

Chairing a meeting at his office, DPO Irafnullah Khan said that imambargahs of the Shia community must be secured from all sides and entrance and exit points of the district be monitored with more deployment of cops.

The official also directed the cops to ensure that patrols 24/7 and also to secure the routes of Shia community’s processions in Moharram days. He also appealed to the public to inform police in case they witness any suspicious activities or people during the days.