KARACHI - The Sindh Police have chalked out a strategy ahead of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) to be observed on Monday.

More than 46000 police officials and personnel would perform security duties across the province to avoid any untoward incident, according to a report, prepared by Sindh Police, outlining the security plan for the occasion.

In Karachi, a total of 17950 police officials and personnel will perform security duties. These also include 5727 cops, who will be deployed to secure the main procession of Chehlum, particularly in view of warning issued by the intelligence agencies of possible terror attacks.

As many as 100 big and small mourning processions would be taken out in Karachi whereas 460 majalis would be held.

The report adds that snipers would also be deployed at rooftops of the buildings surrounding the main procession in order to keep an eye on suspicious elements.

The administrations of imambargahs and community representatives will jointly ensure security on entrances to the imambargahs.

They would thoroughly check everyone entering the imambargahs or joining mourning processions, while the police will be in constant touch with Pakistan Rangers in order to ensure foolproof security measures.

Moreover, only vehicles with special stickers would be permitted to join the processions, while parking spaces for vehicles have already been identified at a safe distance from procession routes.

Aerial surveillance of the main procession would also be conducted through the helicopters.

Route of the main procession would be completely sealed, while 30 mobiles with CCTV cameras would be at the head and tail of the procession.

Monitoring of the main Majlis would be done through watch towers positioned around Nishter Park.