KARACHI – Existence of various sorts of threats and intelligence warnings, law-enforcement agencies claimed the responsibility of foolproof security arrangements on Eid occasion especially at the places where biggest gatherings of Eid prayer will be places.

According to details, security agencies have warned of various kinds of terrorist attacks including possibility of sectarian and ethnic target killings on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.

Under the Eidul Fitr 2012 contingency plan, some 8,000 police personnel and 5,000 rangers personnel would perform security duties during the Eid days in Karachi, says a police handout here on Saturday.

It is pertinent to mention here that upraising of terrorist attack across the country, sensitive installations and high profile personalities would be the target of terrorist out fits.

On the other side, recently growing incidents of sectarian killing in the city has indicated the possibility of such incidents in future. Law-enforcement agencies have taken several suspects into custody after the targeted operations conducted in several areas of city including Jafar Tayyer Society, Ancholi Society, Rizvi Society and various other areas of the city.

Police and rangers during search operations took into custody several suspects and shifted them to unknown places for investigation before a day of religious festival of Eidul Fitr.

The police statistic revealed that there are 332 Eidgahs/open spaces, 3,328 mosques, 257 Imambargahs and 294 shopping centres in all five districts of Karachi, which should be adequately guarded by the police. Moreover there are a lot of public places, hotels, food chains, railway stations, bus terminals, airport, government offices and other sensitive installations that would also provided proper security.

Sindh Inspector General Police Fayyaz Ahmed Laghari has ordered the police force to ensure proper security in the City so that safety of lives and property of citizens could be ensured.

Meanwhile, police chief Iqbal Mahmood said that additional force had been called to control the volatile situation in the city here.

On the other hand, Sindh IG, Fayyaz Laghari has taken notice of the killing spree in the city and has called for the report from the Karachi police chief.