ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police Monday chalked out an elaborate security plan for the main procession of Eid Milad ul Nabi on 12th Rabi ul Awal (October 30) and to ensure strict patrolling for religious gatherings in the city.
The decision for comprehensive security arrangements was made in a meeting presided over by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar which was also attended by DIG (Headquarters) Muhammad Saleem, AIGs Special Branch, Operations, SSPs Traffic, Security, Headquarters, CTD, Additional SP and SPs of various zones.
IGP directed DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed to ensure comprehensive security arrangements on the occasion.
He asked for monitoring and surveillance of the processions through drone and CCTV cameras and to deploy teams of CTD as well as a falcon on important points.
According to the plan, the contingents of capital police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies will perform patrolling and security duties on this occasion and the main procession starting from Sector G-7 will be completely cordoned off through heavy deployment.
The procession will start from sector G-7 (Sitara Market) and to culminate near the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Mehmud at Aabpara market after passing through various routes, the police source said.
All SPs, SDPOs, SHOs and other police officials will visit the routes of the procession and ensure effective coordination among the security personnel performing duties.
Police officials will guide the cops and boost their morale in accomplishing duties in a responsible manner. Around 1000 cops including teams of QRF, ATS, CTF and police commandoes will perform security duties on the occasion while special teams of Rangers, CID and Special Branch police will assist in the smooth performance of their duties.
The police officers including SPs will also visit various police posts lying in the route of the procession, check security duties and brief cops as how to ensure effective security.
The route of the procession has been divided into four various sectors and four SPs, DSPs and Inspectors will lead security duties and monitor the security arrangements in various sectors.
Close liaison will be maintained with organizers of the procession and other gatherings in the city. Cooperation of organizers will be ensured with the police and law enforcing officials.
Walkthrough gates will be installed at all the entry points of procession and metal detectors will be used for checking of participants.
Alternate routes will be specified for traffic during processions’ timings and traffic policemen would perform duties to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
ITP FM Radio 92.4 would disseminate messages to update citizens about the traffic situation on roads.
DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has said that it is the prime responsibility of the police to ensure protection to the lives as well as the property of the citizens and Islamabad police will make utmost effort to fulfil it.