FAISALABAD-The members of Punjab Cabinet Committee for Law and Order held a meeting with the administration and police high-ups as well as religious scholars to review the Muharram arrangements here on Tuesday.

Home Secretary Maj (r) Azam Suleman, IG Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera, MPA Jahangir Khanzada and Additional IG Special Branch Faisal Shahkar are included in Punjab Cabinet Committee that is headed by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah.

The cabinet held a meeting with divisional, district administrations and police officers. DCO Salman Ghani and RPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana presented briefing about the Muharram arrangements.

Members of the parliaments Rajab Ali Baloch, Shehbaz Babar, Begum Khalida Mansur, Ch Afzal Sahi, Begum Najma Afzal, Fatima Fareha, Haji Khalid Saeed, Nawaz Malik, Haji Ilyas Ansari, Faqir Hussain Dogar, Mian Tahir Jamil, Rana Shoeb Idrees, Arif Mehmud Gill, Naeemullah Gill, Jafar Ali Hocha, Maulana Ilyas Chinioti, Muhammad Khan Baloch and others were also preset.

The law minister directed the divisional and district administrations for devising a solid and comprehensive strategy to make the Muharram arrangements a success. He said that foolproof security arrangements should be finalised from all angles keeping in view the on ground facts. He said that no violation of timing of processions and use of loudspeakers be reported and comprehensive arrangements be done keeping in view the experience of last years.

He said peace committees be remained active and religious issues if any be solved immediately. He urged the association of parliamentarians and elected representatives of local bodies with the Muharram arrangements for maintaining religious harmony and brotherhood. He said that “Peace March” be arranged on the Muharram routes in which parliamentarians, local bodies representatives, members of peace committee and civil society be participated to highlight the sense of protection and religious harmony.

Home Secretary Punjab Azam Suleman stressed mobilising the security gadgets and installation of CCTV cameras on vulnerable points besides setting up control rooms at divisional and district levels. The members of parliament gave their proposals for devising coordinated strategy to make the security arrangement a success.

IG Punjab Mushtaq Sakhera directed the police to complete all security measures according to the check list and four-layer security be ensured at vulnerable points of Muharram processions. Earlier, Punjab Cabinet Committee held meeting at Circuit House.

Addressing the participants, Sanaullah appreciated the important role of Ulema for maintaining religious harmony, and said under the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab govt had mobilised all out resources to maintain peaceful atmosphere during Muharram . These arrangements would be made more effective and strengthened by the guidance and proposals of religious leaders, he said.

He urged the religious leaders and scholars to forge unity among their ranks and promote brotherhood, fraternity and national solidarity to foil the nefarious designs of the enemies of the country.

He said Punjab govt had imposed banned on the use of loudspeakers which helped stop hatre speeches. He said that enforcement of law regarding ban on the use of loudspeaker had been made successful by the cooperation of religious leaders and scholars. He said that ban on controversial speakers would strictly be implemented to avoid any disturbance. During the meeting, the members of Divisional Peace Committee assured him of their full cooperation for maintaining harmony and peace during Muharramul Harram. They presented some suggestions for making the Muharram security arrangements more effective.