FAISALABAD-A peace march was taken out in order to highlight the message of national solidarity, unity, brotherhood and love in connection with the arrangements of Muharram.

Divisional Commissioner Momin Agha, RPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana, DCO Salman Ghani and CPO Afzaal Kausar led the march. It started from main Imambargah Diglouspura and passed through the important procession of Ashora Muharram. Members of Peace Committee, representatives of traders, civil society and general public participated in the Peace March.

Expressing his views, the divisional commissioner said that the Peace March depicted the sentiment of the society regarding maintaining the religious harmony and peace during the days of Muharram.

He said that the Pakistani mission was passing now difficult situation and the enemies of Pakistan could try to disturb the peaceful situation through fanning the sectarian issues. “We will foil their nefarious designs by forging unity among our ranks. Divisional and district administration have made elaborated comprehensive security arrangements for peaceful observance of Muharram.”

Earlier, district police and administration officers visited main Imambargah Diglouspura and Dhobi Ghat ground to check the security and other arrangements.

They directed to maintain cleanliness at the sites and routes of Muharram processions and majalis. They also directed for better arrangements of lighting and mobile medical services besides performing active duty by Rescue 1122 staff and other security personnel. DCO Salman Ghani advised the officers to keep close liaison with the organizers of Muharram processions and majalis and warned that no laxity and lethargy would be tolerated.

The district coordination officer said that flawless arrangements should be maintained and duty staff should be present at all times.

CPO Afzaal Ahmad Kausar checked the strategy of blockade of roads for security purpose, and said that general public not be troubled due to security arrangements.

He directed the security staff to remain active for security duties and each and every person be checked through security gadgets coming for participating in the majalis.

Later, they checked the security arrangements at main procession of the Ashura Muharram from outside Bhowana Bazaar to Chowk Clock Tower. They also visited medical camp and control room set up at Chowk Clock Tower and directed to keep all the arrangements intact.

They also checked the security of Haidria Imambargah Aminpur Bazaar and interacted with the citizens. They said that strict security arrangements were being implemented to keep the law & order, however.

They appealed the citizens to extend cooperation to make the security arrangement a success for safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens.