KARACHI - Inspector General Police Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has directed the police officers to prepare a comprehensive emergency response plan with the consultation of all the stakeholders to cope with any emergency situation.

He instructed to ensure foolproof security arrangements at all the schools, colleges and other educational institutions at the district level, said a handout issued here on Sunday.

The IGP stressed the need for the issuance of special entry passes for teachers, non-teaching staff and students with the cooperation of managements.

Ghulam Haider Jamali also called for taking steps for issuing parking stickers for vehicles in educational institutions, as well as installation of CCTV cameras. He ordered to further strengthen patrolling, snap-checking and picketing arrangements in the surroundings of educational institutions. He also ordered extra-ordinary security arrangements across the province on the occasion of birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the Christmas. He directed that concrete security arrangements should be made at churches, missionary schools and residential places of Christian community on the occasion of Christmas with the consultation of organisers of churches.

The IGP also instructed the supervisory officers of all the police stations to remain present at mobile vans from the beginning to end of Christmas-related programmes in their jurisdictions. He also directed them to remain in contact with wireless base and provide update of their positions and security situation.

Ghulam Haider Jamali further said that on December 25, the day of the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam, all necessary arrangements should be made for the deployment of heavy contingent of police at Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum and ensure sweeping and cleaning work by the bomb disposal squad, as besides government dignitaries, a large number of common people visit the mausoleum to pay homage to the Founder of the Nation. He also called for intensifying random snap checking, picketing, and patrolling and deployment of policemen in plainclothes to timely check any criminal activity.

Meanwhile, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo has directed police officers to prepare a plan for providing extra-ordinary security during the month of Rabiul Awwal, especially on Rabiul Awwal 12, and ensure its implementation.

He issued this directive during a meeting with a 25-member delegation of religious scholars who called on the AIG at the Central Police Office and exchanged views on security arrangements and other issues regarding Rabiul Awwal, said a handout issued here.The Karachi police chief also instructed to convene meetings with Ulema at Police Range and district levels for providing security to processions, rallies and other religious gatherings during the month.