SUKKUR - Security and other arrangements for processions and congregations throughout the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal were reviewed at a meeting here on Monday.

The meeting presided over by Sukkur Deputy Commissioner Dr Waheed Asghar Bhatti was attended by representatives of the Sukkur Electric Power Supply Company (Sepco), Taluka Municipal Administration, Shabaz Rangers and the police. The officials were told to facilitate the organisers seeking permission to take out processions or hold congregations to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi.

The deputy commissioner asked the Sepco authorities not to carry out load-shedding during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal and told the TMA to ensure proper sanitation and availability of potable water to people attending processions and public meetings in connection with the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

He directed the additional commissioners to develop a liaison with the Rangers and the police to avert any untoward incident on this religious occasion. He said that people participating in the religious celebrations must be facilitated. He said that water supply and sewerage services be made available on an emergency basis to all mosques and on the routes of processions.

The managing director of the North Sindh Urban Services Corporation (NSUSC) warned that no dereliction would be tolerated. In case of any complaints, the concerned chief engineer would be held responsible. Open manholes on the routes of processions should be covered and seepage should be checked, he said.