KP IG for live monitoring Muharram processions and Majalis

Monday 11 2017 2 weeks ago 33   Peshawar   Print

IGP KPK Salahuddin Khan

Report  Web Desk : PESHAWAR: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan has directed police high ups to ensure live electronic monitoring of all processions and carry out detail checking for entry into every Imambargah during Muharram. These directives were issued to the police high ups after taking a detailed briefing on security plan for Muharram 2017 at CPO Peshawar on Monday. Additional IGPs Headquarters, Special Branch, Operations, CCPO, DIG CTD and all RPOs attended the meeting. The police chief was briefed about the security plan for Muharram in the respective regions. Peshawar, Hangu, Kohat and DI Khan were declared most sensitive districts for Muharram. The police chief pointed out that police will perform its duty as a front line force and no loophole will be allowed in the security arrangements and directed the participants to take effective and fool proof security measures for sectarian harmony during Muharram. The IGP directed to ensure live electronic monitoring of all procession. It was also directed on the occasion that the route and the venue must be cleared by a Joint Team of all concerned. The IGP categorically made it clear that no new route of processions will be allowed and directed the participants to instantly register FIR against the violators. The participants were further directed to review the security arrangements themselves by visiting the spot in uniform and organize snap checking across the districts with special emphasis on motorcycles with fake number plates and without number plates. They were also directed for deployment of police on hill and roof tops in sensitive areas and plugging of all streets leading to Imambargah and procession and carrying out routes sweeping of all the precessions. They were further directed to carry out checking at macro level and check each and every thing and place, make video recording of all mourning procession, strictly discourage provocative speeches and hatred literature. Participants were directed to brief the jawan in detail about their duties and motivate them to perform its duty in a professional manner wearing full protective gear. Police high ups were informed to hold meeting with all other concerned civil departments one day before and ensure their part of job done for Muharram. The participants were directed to ban standing on roof tops of the houses on processions routes. They ware also directed that particulars of all tenants falling on the procession route and in close proximity of route and Imambargahs must be checked and particulars verified, name of the tenants to be recorded and placed in the police station record. They were also directed to remain in constant touch with other security and Intelligence Agencies. The IGP will visit all sensitive districts to personally review Muharram security measures and will take detail briefing from the concerned DPO about security arrangements. The police chief made it clear that security arrangements adopted for Muharram will be checked through special Branch and in case of any lapses concerned DPOs will be held responsible for it. 02