Preparations made: Parking banned around Eid congregations
ISLAMABAD: Parking has been banned around congregations in the capital on Eid. Moreover, more than 3,500 policemen will be deployed at mosques and imambargahs for security of congregations and other public places across Islamabad on Eid.
According to a security plan prepared by the police, officials will be deployed at 932 mosques and 41 imambargahs.
“The Islamabad Police have devised a comprehensive security plan for Eidul Fitr and special deployment will be made to guard places of worship besides measures have been taken to ensure effective patrolling in various areas of the city,” a police spokesperson said on Monday.
All police officials have been directed to remain on high alert and be fully prepared to avert any untoward situation during Eid days, he said.
Bomb disposal squads would conduct checking of various areas and parking will not be allowed near places of worship and Eid congregations.
Division of responsibilities has been done to ensure security at main shopping centres, markets and additional deployment of policemen has been ensured for Chand Raat.
The contingents of mobile reserve police and prisoner van movement would be part of security measures at important shopping centres including Jinnah Super, Super Market, F-10 Markaz and Aabpara Market.
Policemen have been assigned duties at bus stands, graveyards and railway stations, while special deployment will also be made at the Faisal Mosque on Eid day.
Special police pickets have been erected in the vicinity of bus stands and police, with the help of volunteers are checking the passengers and other suspects.
As per security duties on Eid, the policemen would patrol in the various sectors and contingents of Pakistan Rangers and police commandos will assist police in these security duties.
Special patrolling plan has also been chalked out following which vehicles of police stations, Falcon and Bravo vehicles would patrol their respective areas, while additional vehicles have been also provided to each police station.