Additional Inspector General (AIG) Ghulam Nabi Memon on Saturday briefed the media regarding security measures taken for the chehlum of Imam Hussain (R.A.) on Sunday, during which mobile services would remain partially suspended.
The AIG, who is also Karachi Police Chief, said that as many as 5,313 policemen would perform security duty during the chehlum whereas suspension of mobile phone services and a ban on pillion riding would also be ensured.
Under the security plan finalised, 18 SPs (superintendents of police) and 43 DSPs (deputy superintendents of police) would be deployed at different points for security.
Six entry points would have walkthrough gates leading to the main chehlum procession which will be monitored throughout via CCTV cameras.
Memon also said that mobile services would be suspended throughout the route of the main procession.
Separately, DIG Amir Farooqi, who oversees the city’s East Zone, chaired a meeting pertaining to security during the chehlum at his office.
The DIG directed officers to remain present at their respective duty points and to not leave the same till the next order. He also issued directions for timely provision of food to the policemen deployed for security duty.