Lahore (NUT Desk)
IG Punjab chaired a video link conference on Eid-ul-Adha security plan, CPEC projects and security of Chinese citizens.
On Eid-ul-Adha, about 47,000 officers and personnel will be on duty for the security of 25,672 mosques, imambargahs and Eid congregatios in open spaces across the province.
On Eid-ul-Adha, notification has been issued to cancel the leave of officers and personnel posted in the field formations of Punjab Police.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani has said available resources should be utilized for the security of Eid gatherings at mosques, imambargahs and open spaces across the province on Eid-ul-Adha while special attention should be paid to the security of cattle markets and traffic management. He issued these instructions while presiding over a video link conference today while giving instructions to all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs of the province. The IG Punjab stressed that complete checking and clearance of sensitive mosques, imambargahs and other Eid gatherings should be ensured before Eid prayers while snipers on the roofs of A category mosques and imambargahs and commandos in plain clothes inside Eid gatherings should be deployed while immediate action against violators should not be delayed while strictly enforcing the ban on collection of sacrificial skins by unauthorized or banned organizations.
During the meeting, Additional IG Operations Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan while briefing IG Punjab said that on Eid-ul-Adha, there will be Eid gatherings at 25672 mosques, imambargahs, minority places of worship and open spaces across the province and around 47 thousand police officers and officials shall perform security duties during this event . He further said that 250 Gazetted Officers, 537 Inspectors, 1680 Sub-Inspectors, 3171 ASIs, 2387 Head Constables, 27869 Constables, 9093 Police National Volunteers, 3329 Special Police and 222 QRF Teams will also be deployed at the sensitive places whereas 242 walk through gates, 12373 metal detectors and 10640 CCTV cameras shall also be installed for security purposes.
In addition, IG Punjab has issued orders to cancel the leave of all officers and personnel posted in the field formations of Punjab Police on Eid-ul-Adha to protect the lives and property of the citizens and maintain an atmosphere of law and order. In a letter sent to all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs, it has been directed that on Eid-ul-Adha, the citizens go back to their home areas and safety of their homes is the responsibility of the police. No officer or official will be able to go on leave on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha ,he added.