LAHORE About 5,000 out of total 8,000 vehicles that arrived at Raiwind City carrying tens of thousands of faithful to participate in the congregation went unchecked by police and other law enforcement, agencies leaving ample chances for the miscreants to strike any time, TheNation has learnt reliably on Saturday. Informed sources revealed that at least 8,000 vehicles including large size buses, mini wagons, coasters, small buses, mazdas, and other transportation-carts have arrived in the Raiwind City during the first phase of the congregation, which will end today (Sunday). At least 1,500 buses arrived from Khyber Pukhtunkhaw, 3,000 from Punjab, 1,000 from Balochistan, 2,000 from Sindh, 400 from Gilgit Baltistan, 500 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 100 from other parts of the country reached the venue, insiders said. According to security plan, about 1,500 police personnel of district police were deployed at various imperative points to control the situation of law and order while at least 900 traffic wardens were deputed to maintain smooth traffic flow during the four-day long Tableeghi Ijtima. The sources said the aforementioned police personnel were unable to even control the mushroom influx of buses coming from different parts of the country. They further said these police officers/officials were discharging their duties round the clock and seemed quite exhausted. Each vehicle takes 10 minutes for its thorough search so how could we check one by one when a long line of vehicles is using pressure horns seeking path to enter the Pindal, a Sub-Inspector requesting not to be named commented. He further said this was a special blessing of Allah Almighty that no untoward incident had taken place so far otherwise such small number of police personnel was quite insufficient to control this huge congregation. He further admitted they were lacking metal detectors, searching tools, and other rods, which were used for security search. Talking to this scribe, DIG Operations Lahore Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan claimed to have checked each vehicle before it entered the Pindal. Commenting on security arrangements on previous congregations, the DIG said there was no proper search system. I contacted the top organizers of the congregation requesting to extend their cooperation on which they positively responded and we implemented the search system, he added. Responding to a query, Rao Sardar said all the vehicles of Tableeghi Ijtima would not be granted entry permission into the city for security reasons and they would be diverted from Motorway towards their respective areas minutes after the congregation came to end. Later, following the directives of IG NH&MP Dr Wasim Kauser, Zonal Commander DIG NH&MP Syed Ibne Hussain claimed that a contingency plan had been chalked out regarding the traffic arrangements at the end of Raiwind congregation. He further said six extra patrolling mobiles, two recovery vans and an ambulance would remain high alert on N-5 Central to attend any traffic blockade due to breakdown of any vehicle.