LAHORE  - Against the backdrop of the attacks on the bus of medical students in Quetta, the strict security arrangements have been made of different government buildings and sensitive places including railway station, bus stands to avoid from any heinous terrorist attacks in the provincial metropolis here on Sunday.

The security of the cantonment has also increased the number of its personals to keep vigil on suspicion activities and elements in the limits of the cantonment. Garrison security’ pickets had also been increased in the area concerned.

Security for different public hospitals including Mayo, Jinnah, and Services hospital and the mosques at the prayers timing was beefed up and security officials have been directed to be alert to combat with any likely attempt of terrorism in the city.

However, the most renowned public places like Lahore Zoo, Lawrence garden, Racecourse Park and public markets, especially the Sunday bazaars were not provided security. The most important: hostels of male and females students were also neglected by security view. There was not even a single police constable deputed for the security of the medical students of Fatima Jinnah Medical College.

All Law enforcement agencies, after Quetta attacks, were red alerted to make sure that there would be no terrorism activity in the metropolis city.

Security of shrines including Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, Hazrat Mian Meer was made stricter in view of prevailing security threats and devotees there, after complete search, were allowed to enter to pay homage to the renowned saints.  Long queues of cars, trucks and buses were seen at all entry and exist roots of the metropolis city and security personal, as per strict directions of the authorities concerned , searched all them, particularly the incoming cars and dumper trucks were searched out.

Talking to TheNation, Tibi City Police Station House Officer Bashir Subhani said high security, after the terrorists attacks in different areas of the country, had been made up in his area while Badshahi mosque and Lahore Fort and particularly  national poet ‘Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s tomb’ was provided extra security. Subhani stated the security of Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s tomb was under the control of Ranger’s personals while 65 constables were deputed for the security of Badshai Mosque and Lahore Fort. “Muhafiz and other police officers were roaming in the streets of the most congested area of the Lahore,” he said.