KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali on Thursday chaired a meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Thursday and issued strict security measures for congregations celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi.
The meeting was also attended by DIGs of CIA, Special Branch, CID, Crime Branch and all three zones. IGP Sind directed police to remove all hatred wall chalking and provoking material containing pamphlets, and eliminate all of those.
He said that strict action should be taken against those involved in spreading hate material, and also ensure implementation of all restrictions under Section 144.
He said that for ensuring the security of Ulama, all police stations should share their contact number lists with Ulama. He said all vehicles, camels, donkey carts, horse carts, forklifts, open trucks, mini-buses, coaches and buses were not allowed in internal side of congregations and only vehicles with permission would be allowed for parking at designated places.
Jamali said that checking along routes of the processions and main congregation at Nishtar Park should be ensured with walkthrough gates, besides conducting physical search of the participants with the help of organizers and technical sweeping clearance and use of sniffer dogs.
The meeting informed that the number of Eid Milad-un-Nabi processions to be taken out from three zones of the city would be above 290, while the number of congregations of would be at least 390.
The report said that over 5,000 police personnel would be assigned to perform duties on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.