KARACHI: Police have proposed to suspend cellular phone services and ban over pillion ridding in the metropolis as part of security measure for Chehlum procession.
” In order for peaceful observance of the Chehlum’s processions and majalis, it was decided to seek helping hand from the federal institutions”, the provincial government says as cited by the sources.
The relevant authorities have decided for more strict security measures on Chehlum. According to sources, the Sindh government is mulling to call Pakistan army in the province for special security.
Earlier this week, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) reviewed security plan for the Majalis and mourning processions to be taken out in connection with Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) in Karachi.
In a meeting chaired by Director General Pakistan Rangers Sindh Major General Muhammad Saeed held at Pakistan Rangers Sindh Headquarters, it was decided to ensure the strict security of the sensitive points besides mourning processions and majalis, reads a press release issued after high level security meeting
.It was also decided that strict implementation of the code of conduct issued by the Sindh Government will also be ensured.
The meeting, attended by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Commissioner Karachi, Additional IGP Karachi, senior officers from Rangers and other Law Enforcement Agencies, also reviewed strategy adopted for the maintenance of law and order and elimination of street crimes from the metropolis.
The general public was advised to cooperate with the LEAs and inform them about any untoward, suspicious or terrorist activity, if any on Rangers Helpline 1101.