ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Interior has established a control room to monitor the law and order situation from 11th to 13th Rabi-ul-Awal (PBUH) and to keep an eye on processions to be taken out from November 30 to December 2 across the country.

The control room will also be responsible to make arrangements for the suspension of mobile phone services during processions in case of emergency and on a request of the provinces or regions concerned. The control room has been established on the 4th Floor of S-Block at the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan Secretariat, said a notification issued here on Thursday. 

The control room could be reached through telephone lines including 051-9211223, 051-9211224 and fax numbers 051-9211225 as well as 051-9211226. According to the notification, officials of the ministry would remain on duty round the clock in two shifts from 8 am to 8:00 pm and from 8 pm to 8 am. The staff of the monitoring room would ensure coordination and liaison with the home departments of the provinces and the regions concerned.

They would also promptly disseminate threat alerts, if any, to all the stakeholders and transmit special reports, incident reports to the quarters concerned besides monitoring the situation through electronic media reports.

“Arrangements for the suspension of mobile phone services in case of emergency on a request of the concerned provinces or regions would also be managed by the cell in addition to other duties related to Rabi-ul-Awal processions,” the notification said.