RAWALPINDI  - Foolproof security arrangements have been directed for Mahafil-e-Shabeena, Juma-tul-wida, Chand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the city.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal has issued special directives to the district administration and police officers of all districts of the division that elaborate security arrangements should be made for the protection of the citizens.

Special duty roasters particularly of police officials be issued, he said, adding that the presence of police officials at all important places should also be ensured. Commissioner Bosal said that the staff deployed on security duty should have metal detectors.  Walk through gates should also be installeld on venues of important Mahafil-e-Shabeena, Juma-tul-Wida and Eid prayer gatherings.

He said strict action in accordance with the law should also be taken against one-wheelers. The Commissioner directed that senior officials at tehsil level while District Coordination Officers (DCOs) and District Police Officers (DPOs) at district level should supervise the security arrangements directly so that no untoward incident could take place and these important occasions could be passed peacefully.

He directed traffic police to chalk out a comprehensive traffic plan for the smooth flow of traffic so that citizens especially ladies could not face any sort of traffic problem during Eid shopping.

Meanwhile, the city police claimed to have made foolproof security arrangements for the protection of the people at various shopping centres, markets and public places. To ensure security of female, lady police have also been deployed in various busy shopping malls at SaddarBazaar, Raja Bazaar, Moti Bazaar and other busy markets of the city.

According to police security plan, law enforcers have been deployed in plain clothes at various sensitive areas and close circuit cameras are working in different busy bazaars, parks and other public places. City traffic police have also finalized a traffic plan to avoid traffic mess and other problems on roads due to great rush of people in markets and bazaars.