Amid the observance of the 9th of Muharram in Pakistan, the country has implemented strict security measures to ensure the peaceful holding of processions and gatherings.
Taking place on Friday, these processions are being closely monitored with comprehensive security arrangements in place.
Mobile phone services have been suspended in certain areas to prevent potential untoward incidents. A foolproof security plan has been implemented, including installing CCTV cameras and surveillance using drone cameras.
In Karachi, the main procession started from Nishtar Park and is set to conclude at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar. The Sindh government has implemented various measures, including a ban on pillion riding on Muharram 9 and 10 under Section 144 of the CrPC, to ensure the activities during Ashura days remain uninterrupted.
Furthermore, in response to the security concerns, caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi chaired a meeting and decided to impose complete restrictions on drone coverage during the 9th and 10th of Muharram processions and gatherings.
Additionally, necessary contingency plans are being prepared in case of possible rains during these events.
The authorities must leave room for compromise in implementing the security plan to protect the public during Muharram. The code of conduct is being strictly enforced to ensure a safe environment.
In Rawalpindi, over 6000 officers have been deployed to guard 447 processions and Majalis. Various police units, including district police, ladies police, Elite Force, Traffic Police, and Dolphin Force, are taking part in ensuring security.
More than 5000 volunteers have also been assigned security duties during Muharram, according to City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Syed Khalid Hamdani. To get more Trending News, keep visiting Get Top Trends.