Rawalpindi - City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi urged the organisers of Majalis to invite such Zakreen during Muharram ul Harram who highlight the life of Prophet (PBUH), His companions and Ahl-e-Bait besides promoting brotherhood, interfaith harmony through their speeches instead of sowing seeds of hate among the sects.

He also asked them to avoid misuse of amplifiers during Moharram or else strict action would be taken against the violators. CPO expressed these views during a meeting he held with the organisers of processions and Majalisis, licence holders and caretakers of Imambargahs here yesterday.

SSP (Operations) Karamt Ullah Malik, Divisional SPs, SDPOs, SHOs of various circles and police stations also attended the meeting. CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, while addressing the meeting, said that Islam is religion of peace and brotherhood and people should avoid harming the sentiments of each other. He said that the organisers of Majalisis should invite the Zakreen who throw light on life of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), His companions and Ahl-e-Bait in their speeches instead of igniting hate among the sects.

He said that police have fully prepared to guard all the processions and Majalisis during Moharram Ul Harram. “We will provide foolproof security to the processions,” CPO pledged. He said that National Action Plan would be implemented in its true letter and spirit and search operations would also be conducted to purge the city of anti-social elements and suspects.

Israr Abbasi asked the organisers to install walk through gates and check all the mourners with metal detector besides keeping a vigil on all the routes of processions and arranging search lights in case of load-shedding. He said that no one would be allowed to distribute broachers and pamphlets during Muharram or stern action would be taken against those who found involved in any such practice. “Make car and motorcycle parking 200 yards away from the place of Majalisis,” he ordered the organisers. He said that the display of weapons would also be banned and no one would be allowed to carry weapons along with processions.