1000 policemen deployed to ensure the security of the Moharram procession

ABBOTTABAD: More than 1000 policemen would be deputed in Abbottabad city to ensure the foolproof security of the Moharram mourning procession and drone cameras would also be used for monitoring.

This was stated by the District Police Officer (DPO) Abbottabad Syed Ishfaq Anwar while talking to media here Saturday.

He further said that police force would be deployed on the route of mourning procession and on all entry and exit points of Abbottabad whereas reserve policemen would also be ready to tackle any challenge.

DPO Abbottabad stated that police have finalized elaborated security arrangements for peaceful observance of Muharram-ul-Haram in the district.

Abbottabad city will be sealed, we have issued special passes to media men, police and security agencies personals for duty and coverage of the Moharram procession.

Syed Ishfaq Anwar said that for the peace and harmony in the district during the Moharam, religious scholars of different factions were taken onboard to promote harmony, they also assured their cooperation for keeping peace in the district.

Mourning procession would start from Imam Bargha and culminated at Cantt. Chowk where the procession would offer Zohar pray and disbursed. District administration have also banned the entry of 25 Ulema of different factions into the district Abbottabad during Moharram.