RAWALPINDI - The government would put in place the foolproof security arrangements to guard the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and the Christmas celebrations in the city.
Protecting the lives and properties was the top most priority of the government and Ulema and religious scholars of all schools of thought should also play their active role in promoting and maintaining law and order, brotherhood, fraternity and religious harmony.
Provincial Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah said this while presiding a joint meeting of Punjab Cabinet Special Sub-Committee for Peace and Security and officers of local administration and police on Wednesday.
The prominent among the attendees of meeting including Punjab Minister for Labour Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Provincial Minister for Environment Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada, Chief Secretary Punjab Naveed Akram Cheema, IG Police Khan Baig, Commissioner Rawalpindi Khalid Masood Chaudhry, RPO Akhtar Umer Hayat Lalika and DCO Rawalpindi Sajid Zafar Daal.
The minister said that police and law enforcing agencies were put on high alert to provide security to the citizens. He directed that integrated security arrangements be also strengthened in districts of Rawalpindi division through enhancing surveillance, patrolling and effective checking.
He said that Pakistan was reeling under the myriad of terrorism and the menace could be wiped out only by steadfastness and unity. He said that the government has taken effective measures to confront the challenge of terrorism and the officers and Jawans of Police and security agencies have laid valuable sacrifices of their lives in war against terrorism.
The minister said that the protection of citizens and the country against terrorism could only be made possible through demonstrating unity and harmony in the nation.
The meeting also reviewed progress on the project of reconstruction of Darul Aloom Taleem ul Quran and Madina Market and compensation of the losses of the shopkeepers.