Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi police will deploy a contingent of around 4,500 policemen outside mosques and imambargahs across the district during Ramzan.

The Central Police Officer Israr Abbasi said that administrators of mosques and imambargahs have also been directed to engage volunteers to perform security duty outside mosques.

He said that the police will also patrol major markets and shopping centres to ensure security for the citizens. 

Abbasi said that he will personally monitor security measures across the district and a control room has also been set up in Police Line to monitor the Ramzan sasta bazaars.