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Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi reviews security arrangements made for Muharram in a video link conference held today with RPOs and DPOs and other police high-ups.
The Inspector General of Police Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi today through a video link conference held at CPO Peshawar reviewed security steps put in place for peaceful observance of Muharram in the province. In the conference he also took input from the RPOs and issued further necessary instructions for an effective halt to the menace of terrorism and sectarianism. Additional IGP Headquarters, Commandant Elite Force, DIGs Special Branch, Operations, Commandant FRP and DIG Finance attended the conference.
On this occasion law and order in general and security steps regarding Muharram were thoroughly reviewed. The IGP was also briefed about the number and timing of Muharram processions and strict security measures adopted for this purpose. The IGP informed on the occasion that peaceful observance of Muharram was a big challenge and vowed that stringent security measures would be put in place and with an active support of other Law Enforcing Agencies peace and tranquillity would be maintained at all cost. The IGP especially briefed himself about the deployed strength and food and accommodation facilities of the jawans and directed the RPOs to ensure provision of quality food and proper accommodation to them. The IGP also asked from the senior police officers about their confronting problems and difficulties with regard to security arrangements for Muharram. The RPOs informed the IGP that they have already been provided required strength and needed resources and assured that law and order would be maintained at all costs during Muharram. The IGP KP briefed himself from the DPOs Bajaur and Kurram in respect of prevailing situation in their respective districts and directed them to keep close liaison with Pak Army and Frontier Constabulary so as to get rid of the menace of sectarianism and terrorism.