PESHAWAR - A high level meeting held here at the Commissioner House Sunday under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ghulam Dastagir Khan finalised arrangements for peaceful observance of Ashura Muharram.

Besides others Home Secretary, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mohammad Azam Khan, Commissioner Peshawar Tariq Jamil, IG Police Akbar Khan Hoti, CCPO, Imtiaz Altaf, DCO Peshawar Khurshied Khan Marwat, and Political Agent Khyber Agency, Mutahir Zeb participated.

The participants were briefed in detail about the security arrangements, the arrangements made for provision of basic amenities of life like electricity, gas, water, first and emergency aid for the mourners on the days of mourning. 

It was decided that efforts would be made to ensure round the clock provision of all basic amenities of life to the mourners and pool proof multi-layers security arrangements in and around Peshawar in a way that no incontinence whatsoever is created for the general public. The Chief Secretary on this occasion observed that the administration should make every effort to make life easier for the general public and simultaneously providing them security.

Therefore, he directed that the local administration should keep close contact with the general public so that their input is included in every decision-making.

The participants of the meeting appealed to the general public to keep vigil on their surroundings and keep the administration informed about any mischievous element they find around them in their own and public interests.

The meeting also approved the installation of sufficient law enforcement personal and modern equipments in and around the city to block the entry of and penetration into the city during Ashura Muharram.