Rawalpindi - As part of stringent security measures to guard the inaugural ceremony of the Metro Bus Service Project scheduled to be done by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 3, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has decided to conduct secret security clearance of all the employees working on the mega project through Special Branch.

Besides this, RPO also ordered to keep a vigil over all Jihadi elements and frisk all seminaries located along the route of MBS project to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion.

He asked the authorities concerned to deploy well-trained volunteer bomb disposal squads along with every pillar of MBS project to secure it. He also ordered massive search operation in the areas along the MBS project route to nab anti-social elements and suspects.

Wisal Fakhar was chairing a high-level meeting held here on Monday to review security arrangements being made to protect MBS project inaugural ceremony that scheduled to be held on June 3. Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the multi-billion mega project.

City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, SSP (Operations) Karamat Ullah Malik, SSP Special Branch Rana Shahid Pervaiz, SP Headquarters Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, SP Security, SP Rawal Division, SDPOs of Waris Khan, New Town and Cannt Circles and Chief Security Officer (CSO) Syed Tahir Kazmi also attended the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, RPO said that police should make foolproof security arrangements for inaugural ceremony of MBS project. He said that terrorism had inflicted great damages on Pakistan and the threat was still looming. “In such a situation safety of the MBS project route and its stations must be assured,” he added.

He ordered that Special Branch to carry out secret level of security clearances of all the staff members working on MBS project different sections and issued them special cards for their identity. He said all the stations of MBS should be searched and commandos should also be deputed at all high roof buildings along the route to cop any eventuality. He directed SB to obtained assuring certificates that no suspect was residing from the owners of all the hotels and buildings located with MBS route. “All the teams of Explosive Devise/Bomb Disposal Squad of SB will remain present in nearby areas to tackle any emergency situation,” he added. He said that all seminaries along the MBS route should be frisked besides keeping a vigil over Jihadi elements and those put in fourth schedule. “The law enforcement agencies and police should carry out search operation in nearby areas to purge them of suspects,” he ordered. He said patrolling under MBS bridge should be enhanced, adding that parking lots should be established at a good distance from all the stations. The RPO made it clear that Rawalpindi police were fully prepared to shield inaugural ceremony that would be performed by PM on June 3.