Chief Secretary Punjab reviews security arrangements during Muharram-ul-Haram

September 8, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar visited central control room established in Civil Secretariat on Sunday to monitor law and order during Muharram-ul-Haram and reviewed security arrangements.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary said protection of life and property of people is the prime responsibility of the government and all possible steps would be taken for maintaining atmosphere of national solidarity, religious harmony and brotherhood during the holy month.

He said law-enforcement agencies should work in tandem with each other and remain alert to deal with any emergent situation. He ordered that implementation of code of conduct for Muharram be ensured at all cost and action be taken against violators without any discrimination.

The Chief Secretary was briefed that Majalis and processions were regularly being monitored at central control room in Civil Secretariat while similar control rooms are also working in districts for monitoring of law and order.

He was briefed that as many as 33,356 Majalis would be held and 8,674 processions would be taken out in the province during the holy month. It was briefed that 32 violations of code of conduct have been reported from different cities and nine cases have so far been registered.

It was also informed that 6,560 Army and 3,120 Rangers personnel whereas 232,328 police officials and 138,335 volunteers are performing duties for security during Muharram ul Haram.

Source: Radio Pakistan