ISLAMABAD – Security has been put on high alert and additional police personnel have been deployed at all main entry and exit points of the federal capital.

Inspector General of Islamabad Police, Bani Amin Khan said that police first and foremost priority was to provide foolproof security to Imambargahs and mosques during Muharram-ul-Haram. He said police stations are directed to improve patrolling in their respective areas and carryout special checking, search operation and snap checking to avert any untoward incident besides checking the documents of the people staying in the hotel and guesthouses of the city. 

Moreover, personnel at the checkpoints were directed to search each and every vehicle, including green number plates, law enforcers, and armed forces and ministers, MNAs, personnel of law enforcement and security agencies before allowing them to enter the capital city. The IGP said that Islamabad police remain vigilant all the time and they have the ability to act against terrorism and other crimes.

Meanwhile,  Islamabad Police have decided to conduct search operation on daily basis in the federal capital during Muharram-ul-Haram.

Decision has been taken on the basis of intelligence reports with regard to possible terror attacks  during Muharram. Maximum focus will be placed on city circle during the operation and on the other hand the particulars of the residents of sensitive areas are also being collected. Police will also check the record of inmates of guest houses  located in Islamabad on daily basis. 

Meanwhile, Secretariat police have arrested 30 suspicious people during their operation in Muslim Colony, Bari Imam and surrounding areas on Saturday.

On the direction of Inspector General of police Binyamin khan, SSP Islamabad along with SPD, SHO secretariat launched operation and arrested 30 suspected persons and have started interrogations from them. The aim of the search operation was to make the security of the capital fool proof and to avoid any untoward incident during Muharram.

Yaseen Farooq has given special directions to all SHOs and said that they should keep vigilant eye on suspected personals in their related areas. He further said that they should ensure security in their areas and strictly check the patrolling system respectively.

Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and district administration have failed to stop unethical and illegal activities in Orchard Scheme on Benazir Bhutto Road, Islamabad. According to sources, dance and music events are held almost every night in the area but the concerned authorities seemed helpless in stopping the activities despite many complaints by other residents of the scheme. A group of residents of the scheme said that the music and dance events started right after sunset and last till late night in various plots of the Orchard Scheme that disturbed other residents of the scheme.

When contacted, the district administration officials said that it was the CDA’s responsibility to stop the activities, while the CDA officials had just sent many notices of fine to the organisers of the events and did not take any further action so far.