Islamabad - In a bid to ensure elaborate security arrangements during Muharram-ul-Haram, a total of 5,000 security personnel will be deputed to guard various gatherings in the city.

According to details, Islamabad police have finalised comprehensive security arrangements for the processions, religious gatherings during Muharram ul Harram and decided to launch combing as well as search operations in various slum areas of the city to ensure foolproof security.

“IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan has directed all wings of Islamabad police to ensure complete coordination for success of this plan,” a police spokesman said here on Sunday.  

SSP Islamabad Asmat Ullah Junejo has chalked out a special security plan after brainstorming session of relevant stakeholders following which close liaison would be maintained with peace committees and organisers of Majalis and processions.

A total of 909 Majalis and 177 processions (159 traditional and 18 licensed) will be held and cooperation of organisers would be ensured with the police and law enforcing officials.

The IGP said that action would be also taken against organiser of Majlis and procession if they violated route and did not observe timing. Similarly, action would also be taken for using heavy loudspeakers under Amplifier Act.

He directed for strict security arrangements on the occasion and special checking of the participants. Rangers and FC will also assist Islamabad police to ensure elaborate security arrangements.

 The IGP also ordered all SHOs to make proper light arrangements after negotiations with concerned authorities.

Meanwhile, Capital Police along with officials of Islamabad Administration and contingents of Pakistan Rangers conducted a flag march with an objective to maintain peace and tranquillity in the city during Muharram ul Haram.

On the special directions of IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan, Islamabad Police conducted a flag march to show the preparedness of security arrangements during Muharram-ul-Haram.

Flag march started from Pakistan Sports Complex and culminated at the same point after passing through Dhokri Chowk, Rawal Dam Chowk, Shehzad Town, Taramri Chowk, Lehtrar Road, Khanna Pul, Koral Chowk, PWD Housing Society, Behria Town and back to Express Highway, Sian Boota Darbar, Faizabad, I-8 Markaz, I-9 Markaz, I-10 Markaz, I-10/1, Police Line Road, G-10, F-11, F-10 Markaz, G-9/2, Imambargah Asna-e-Ashri G-6/2, and Aabpara.