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Muharram security plan: IGP Sindh for incorporating Ulema's input

Inspector General of Sindh Police, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari directed the Karachi Police to prepare a comprehensive contingency plan in consultation with law enforcement agencies including intelligence organisations for the month of Muharram-ul-haram.

In an official statement issued here on Sunday, the Sindh Police Chief called for incorporating the suggestions of the Ulema belonging to different schools of thought in the security plan for the Muharram.

He said concrete steps also be taken to prohibit the distribution and sale of hate material including pamphlets, placards, CDs, DVDs, audio and video cassettes during the Muharram, all over the Sindh province.

Fayyaz Leghari directed the organisers of Muharram processions and majalis as well as ulema be provided the lists of the contact numbers of the concerned DIGs, SHOs and Control rooms and central control room.

He also directed to amplify security arrangements on bus and trucks terminals, railway stations, and all entry and exit points in the city. He said walk-through gates be installed at the entry points of all Muharram processions, majalis and imambargahs and entry should be allowed after proper identification and complete body search.

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2012


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