ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked the public to inform the law enforcement agencies about the miscreants involved in the Rawalpindi incident.

Nisar chaired an important meeting here on Saturday to review the overall law and order situation in the country with special reference to Rawalpindi incident. Senior officers of Interior Ministry and Islamabad and Rwalpindi administration also attended the meeting. The minister urged the people to demonstrate patience and tolerance. He asked the people to inform the law enforcement agencies about the miscreants.      Nisar also held telephonic conversation with Punjab Chief Minister about the incident. 

He appreciated the role of law enforcement agencies for their untiring efforts to maintain peace and ensure security during Muharram processions. In a statement in Islamabad‚ he expressed satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of Ashura processions throughout the country. He lauded the role of all the federal and provincial agencies including the armed forces, Rangers, FC and police for their hard work. He said that their performance had proved that determination and courage could help improve the situation and run affairs in a better way. The minister said that timely action of law enforcement agencies in Islamabad, Karachi, Kot Adu (Punjab), Chaman (Balochistan) and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) had saved the country from any unfortunate incident. He said if the nation, religious scholars, media and law enforcement agencies continued showing the same unity, the government would become able to save lives and property of people. He regretted for inconvenience caused to the people due to the suspension of mobile service during the Muharram processions and gatherings.

Meanwhile, Security in the Federal Capital was put on high alert on Saturday, besides deployment of additional contingents of police at sensitive places and important buildings. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sikandar Hayat has directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muhammd Rizwan to ensure elaborate security arrangements in all sensitive areas, said a press release.   The SSP is supervising the security arrangements along with high police officials.   The police started strict checking at all the entry and exit points of the city. Similarly, patrolling in the city was further enhanced while police commandoes were deputed in sensitive areas and important buildings.

The policemen equipped with sophisticated weapons were also performing duties at the rooftops.  The IGP also directed for effective coordination among all wings of police.

He also appealed to the citizens to cooperate with police and immediately inform `Rescue 15 or police stations concerned about any suspicious person or unclaimed luggage.