ISLAMABAD (APP) - Security was observed highly alert in Islamabad on Eid as policemen remained vigilant at the important places of the Capital-showing the commitment of Islamabad police that safety and protection to the citizens is important for them. Eid holidays especially of police officers were cancelled with a purpose to ensure maximum security to the citizens and provide them opportunities to share the happiness of Eid with their dear and near ones without any fear. An elaborate security plan was already chalked out by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) police for Eid and holidays as most of the residents of the capital left for their native cities. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam, the sources said, had directed the police to remain on high alert and fully prepared to avert any untoward incident during Eid days. The police source said that more than 1,500 policemen were patrolling in various sectors to check house burglaries during Eid holidays. The policemen were also patrolling various sectors and police in charges of circles to ensure proper security in various locations, he maintained. The source said that more than 300 policemen were deputed for the security at Faisal Mosque on Eid day while walk through gates and scanners were also installed as a part of security measure. Sub-Divisional Police Officers and Station House Officers ensured security around worship places. They were also provided additional force for the effective patrolling and security at Eid congregations in various sectors. Meanwhile, the security was also observed also very much tight around the foreign missions and embassies in Capital. Duty rosters were prepared by the in-charges of police stations and policemen remained patrolling in various sectors on Eid days according to the duty plan. Police source said that patrolling would remain continue during this week, adding that police will try maximum to ensure protection to the properties of those who left Capital for their hometown to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones. Police teams of Anti Car-Lifting Cell also remained on patrolling to stop frequent incidents of theft and car lifting. People in few areas used firecrackers despite ban while aerial firing was also heard in various parts of the city. However, no untoward incident was reported. As a part of security measures, the source said police pickets have been erected at all important entry and exit points for checking of vehicles.