All set to observe Shab-e-Barat
05 July, 2012
KARACHI: Like other parts of the Muslim world, Shab-e-Barat will be celebrated with religious zeal and fervour on Thursday (today) in the metropolis.
Special arrangements have been made by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and relevant authorities to facilitate people for observing the religious event.
Cleanliness campaigns have also been launched at prominent graveyards of the city so that people could visit the graves of their loved ones and offer Fateha in peace. To mark the religious festivity, various buildings, houses and mosques have been decorated with lights.
Special security arrangements have also been made to secure visitors at religious places and sensitive spots of the city on this occasion.
Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Akhtar Hussain Gorchani has instructed to all five senior superintendents police (SSPs) of the city to beef up security arrangements ahead of Shab-e-Barat.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Gorchani directed all SSPs to ensure security arrangements around mosques, shrines and graveyards.
He directed that police personnel be deployed at the entrances and exits of mosques and graveyards while an eye be kept on any suspicious man or an object.
He further added that SSPs and SHOs should ensure their presence in their respective jurisdictions for personally monitoring the security arrangements while coordination be ensured with the Rangers.
APP adds: Sindh Religious Affairs Minister Abdul Haseeb has directed that the graveyards should be cleansed of the weeds and cleanliness be maintained so that the visitors could not face any inconvenience.
He further instructed that arrangements be made for proper illumination at the graveyard.
The minister also called for cleanliness at the mosques and imambargahs.
Following the directives of Administrator Karachi on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, Municipal Services Department of KMC has arranged a fumigation campaign in all districts and District Council Karachi with the help of 20 spray vehicles.
Under the plan on the eve of Shab-e-Barat three spray vehicles would cover each district and District Council Karachi, including masajid, imambargahs and graveyards, said a statement issued by KMC on Wednesday.
During the spray, Public Health In charges of concerned districts would ensure their presence on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. The Administrator Karachi directed Senior Director Municipal Shaukat Zaman to complete work of cleanliness in all graveyards to facilitate the citizens.
Meanwhile, the University of Karachi and its affiliated colleges will remain close on July 6 on account of `Shab-e-Barat'. An announcement on Wednesday said that the schedule of examinations of the university, if any, would remain unchanged.