LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Akbar Durrani on Wednesday directed foolproof security arrangements and strict implementation of the code of conduct during Muharram.
Presiding over a meeting to review the security plan for Muharram at the Civil Secretariat, the chief secretary said that protection of life and property of people was the prime responsibility of the government, adding that all possible steps would be taken to maintain an atmosphere of national solidarity, religious harmony and brotherhood during the holy month.
He also said that law-enforcement agencies should work in tandem with each other and remain alert to deal with any emergency situation.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Capt (r) Nasim Nawaz told the meeting that the Home Department had already issued necessary directions regarding security arrangements during Muharram.
He said that a central control room would be set up at the Civil Secretariat while others would be established in all districts for continuous monitoring. He said that as many as 37,414 Majalis would be held and 10,157 processions would be taken out in the province during the holy month.
The meeting was attended by Punjab inspector general of police (IGP), Lahore division commissioner, Operations DIG, deputy commissioner and other officers concerned.