Private volunteers imparted training for Muharram security

RAWALPINDI:- The police have trained private volunteers, who will perform security duty alongwith police at different points across the district during Muharram ul Harram.

According to police spokesman, the volunteers on the special directive of City Police Officer, Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi were imparted special training here at the Police Line.

Special branch personnel and security experts imparted training to the volunteers who were trained on body search, use of metal detectors and bomb identification techniques. They were also briefed about security duty and arrangements. These volunteers will be deployed at entry points

of the processions and Majalis alongwith police personnel.

He informed that the volunteers recommended by the administration of Majalis and Muharram processions were trained and they would assist the police to carry out body search duties during Muharram gatherings.

The training was completed under the supervision of DSP Headquarters Sardar Babar Mumtaz who told the trainees to treat the mourners with respect as they often get infuriated during body search.