Interior Minister directs LEAs to maintain security on high alert during Muharram

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said elaborated security measures have been taken for protection of life and property of citizens during Ashoora e Muharram.

Chairing a special meeting to discuss law and order situation, he said a special cell has been established at the Ministry of Interior to constantly monitor the law and order situation during 9th and 10th of Muharram-ul-Haram.

The minister said the Cell will work round the clock.

The meeting also discussed law and order situation in federal capital, four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and was attended by federal Secretary Interior and other representatives from law enforcement agencies and finalized a strategy with mutual consultation to maintain peace across the country during Ashoora e Muhamaram.

The Minister directed the law enforcement agencies to maintain security on high alert by taking strict security measures to ensure peaceful holding of mourning processions during the Muharram without creating hurdles for people in their routine activities.

He said civil armed forces have been deployed to support the local administrations for maintaining law and order.


Source: Radio Pakistan