Minister reviews Ashura day arrangements

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ishfaq Sarwar Saturday stressed the need for utilizing all resources for maintaining religious harmony, brotherhood and peace during Muharram ul Haram.

Presiding over a meeting here,to review security arrangements on Ashura day, he said that nothing could be more important than maintenance of law and order therefore maximum attention had been paid in this direction.

The Minister directed heads of all departments to complete all necessary arrangements to provide security at majalis and processions on 10th Muharram.

He directed that additional police force in plain clothes be deputed at hotels, inns, railway stations and other places while a hawkish eye be kept on suspects during Muharram and security arrangements at sensitive places be further improved.

He said that Youm-e-Ashur processions be monitored through CCTV and these cameras be kept completely functional.

The Minister further directed that senior police officers should accompany mourning processions and clearing of the routes be ensured.

He stressed the need for maintaining an atmosphere of religious harmony and brotherhood through divisional and district peace committees in their respective areas.

He directed that these committees should maintain a close contact with Ulema and Mashaikh of all schools of thought.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Commissioner (DC), Talat Gondal ,City Police Officer(CPO) Israr Ahmed Abassi, MNA Malik Ibrar MPAs Hanif Raja,Malik Iftikhar, and senior officials of the different departments