OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday presided over a high-level meeting to review security arrangements for the upcoming holy month of Muharram. A number of decisions were taken on the occasion for maintaining the religious harmony during the month. A Cabinet committee headed by Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa was also formed to ensure implementation of the plan. The committee was asked to visit all divisional headquarters for this purpose. It was also decided in the meeting that provincial ministers will be assigned responsibilities in different districts while MNAs and MPAs will ensure civic peace and an environment of religious amity and brotherhood in their respective districts. The meeting also decided that no leniency will be shown to the elements involved in violation of the code of conduct, misuse of loadspeakers, wallchalking, distribution of provocative material and inciting speeches and stern action will be taken against them. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase and was facing internal and external conspiracies while the enemy wanted to destabilize the country. He said that effective arrangements had been made during the previous years for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere during Muharram-ul-Haram and even better arrangements should be made this year for ensuring civic peace and religious brotherhood. He said that law-enforcement agencies will have to remain fully alert to foil the nefarious designs of anti-state elements while intelligence system will have to be further improved. Issuing instructions for setting up a central control room at Civil Secretariat, he directed that the cabinet committee should immediately visit various divisions and hold meetings with elected representatives, Ulema and others for evolving a strategy with their consultation for maintaining law and order.