All measures adopted to ensure peace during Muharram: CM

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif said that all-out measures had been adopted to ensure peace during Muharram and a four-layer security cordon had been made for all majalis and mourning processions.

Presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order and reviewed security arrangements here and other parts of the province in connection with Youm-e-Ashur, he said enemy wanted to create unrest in the country but we should all get united to foil such efforts by promoting tolerance and religious harmony.

He said security plan for Muharram should be implemented at any cost and monitoring of security arrangements is being ensured.

He said police force and official of security agencies should perform their duties till the conclusion of majalis and mourning processions, and the code of conduct for Muharram should also be implemented.

He said food should be provided to the police officials performing security duty, adding that religious harmony, brotherhood and unity needed to be promoted to make Pakistan a welfare state in true terms.

Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah Khan, Ayub Ghadi, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Home, IGP, senior officials of law enforcing agencies and concerning officials were present on the occasion.