Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) There will be 36086 officers and personnel for security of 25249 mosques, imambargahs and 807 open spaces for Eid gatherings. 182 walk-through gates, 10923 metal detectors and 2680 CCTV cameras will also be used at sensitive locations. All possible support should be provided to the district administration and other government agencies in implementing the government directives regarding lockdown.
Police teams should pay special attention to security duties as well as implementation of Corona SOPs. IG Punjab. Lahore 11th May, 2021, Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani has said that all available resources would be utilized for the security of citizens and Eid gatherings at sensitive mosques, imambargahs and other places for maintaining law and order cum peace during Eid-ul-Fitr across the province. He further said that senior officers should pay attention for inspection of security arrangements for Eid gatherings of A category and sensitive mosques, Imambargahs and minority worship places police teams should also extend full cooperation to district administration and other government agencies in implementing government directives regarding lockdown during Eid holidays.
He further said that snipers must be deployed on the roofs of sensitive mosques, imambargahs and minority places of worship during security arrangements for Eid-ul-Fitr gatherings while CTD, special police and other forces should be deployed in and around sensitive mosques, imambargahs and places of worship and undertake search, sweep, combing and intelligence-based operations in and around the slums. He further said that the patrolling of patrol forces in the vicinity of sensitive Eid gatherings should be further extended while special teams should be formed for the arrest of proclaimed offenders and crime control to provide all possible protection to the lives and property of citizens from criminal activities. He expressed these views while reviewing the security arrangements for Eid gatherings and giving instructions to the officers. Regarding Eid-ul-Fitr security arrangements, IG Punjab was informed that on Eid-ul-Fitr, 36086 officers and personnel including 256 Gazette inspectors, 522 Inspectors, 1731 Sub-inspectors, 3461 ASIs, 2508 head constables, 27608 constables would be on duty for security of 25249 mosques, Imambargahs and 807 open spaces in all districts of the province. Eid security duty will also include 5964 police national volunteers and 758 special police personnel, while 182 walk-through gates, 10923 metal detectors and 2680 CCTV cameras will be used for security of sensitive mosques and imambargahs and minority places of worship and ensure implementation of Eid security plan with true letter and spirit. IG Punjab while instructing the officers said that during the security arrangements for Eid-ul-Fitr, the police force itself should ensure safety measures and implementation of SOPs to stay safe from Corona.
The mask should be considered an integral part of the uniform. He further said that crackdown on drug and liquor dealers especially those selling raw and poisonous liquor should be intensified so as to reduce the number of deaths due to poisonous liquor while protecting precious lives from kite flying, a preferential and intensified operations should be launched against manufacturer and sellers of kites and lethal chemical thread of kites. He further said that the officers and personnel on security duty on Eid-ul-Fitr should also be given effective briefing so that they can perform their duties efficiently. He further said that there should be no reduction in the provision of support to other agencies regarding government lockdown on Eid and senior officers should ensure all possible steps in this regard under personal supervision.