LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has commended the efforts of cabinet committee, elected representatives, Ulema, Pak Army, Rangers, administration, Police and concerned departments for maintaining law and order, religious harmony and brotherhood in the province during Muharram-ul-Haram. Maintenance of peace during Muharram in the present circumstances was a challenge, but the Punjab government made better security arrangement than the previous years and all institutions worked as a team which yielded positive results and no untoward incident took place anywhere in the province, he said, while addressing members of cabinet committee, elected representatives and heads of various departments which performed duties during Muharram at the CMs Secretariat here on Monday. Senior Advisor and the head of the cabinet committee for security arrangements for Muharram Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmed, Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah Khan, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Members National and Provincial Assembly, Chairman Muttahida Ulema Board, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and Home Secretary were present on the occasion. The CM said all the concerned institutions set a noble example by performing their responsibilities efficiently and dedicatedly during Muharram for which they deserved credit. He also expressed gratitude to Khosa, Raja Riaz, Rana Sana, CS, Home Secretary and Inspector General Police for their efforts in maintaining an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood. The menace of terrorism and extremism will have to be wiped out and the whole nation will have to unite on a single platform for this purpose. Pakistan can be made a haven of peace by displaying the same spirit and commitment throughout the year as has been demonstrated during Muharram, he said, while asking police to display the same missionary spirit in performing duties for protecting life and property of citizens and elimination of crime. He also asked the cabinet committee to review the security plan and arrangements evolved for Muharram minutely and remove any flaws for making even better arrangement for next Muharram. If need for more police force was felt in any district, immediate measures should be taken for recruitment in these areas and recommendations be submitted for this purpose, he added, while appreciating District Coordination Officer Ahad Cheema for effective security arrangements in the provincial metropolis and maintenance of close coordination between different departments. Parliamentarians and officers said foolproof security arrangements were made and cabinet committee visited all divisional headquarters and held meetings with administration, district heads of Police, Ulema and elected representatives. They paid tributes to the CM Punjab on ensuring law and order during Muharram.