Police to make foolproof security measures on Youm-e-Ali (RA): Syed Murad Ali
26 May, 2019
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday directed police to make foolproof security measures on Youm-e-Ali (RA) being observed on Monday.
He issued the directives while chairing a high-level meeting on law and order held at CM House in Karachi on Saturday.
Advisor to Chief Minister for Information Murtaza Aahab, the Sindh chief secretary, the Sindh Rangers DG, Sindh Police IG, the Home secretary and other officials attended the meeting.
“We are entering into the last 10 days of holy month of Ramazan. Eid shopping is at its peak during these days with bazaars packed with people. Therefore, strict security measures are required to be take to maintain law and order,” he said.
He said surveillance in markets should be increased. The chief minister directed officials to make better security arrangements for markets.
The Sindh IG informed the meeting that a special security plan should be chalked out for Karachi city.
Karachi Police Additional IG Dr Ameer Shaikh informed the meeting that security would be provided to 1,306 Imam Bargahs, 820 majalisis and 330 mourning processions during Youm-e-Ali (RA).
Meanwhile Security arrangements have been tightened across the city ahead of Youm-e-Ali procession on the 21st of Ramzan.
Roadblocks and containers have been set up on Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road, Empress Market, Saddar and Preedy Street.
Police and Rangers also conducted search operations at Cantt Station, Rizvia Society, Jamshed Quarters, Lasbela and Patel Para neighbourhoods of the metropolis.
Youm-e-Ali is observed on the 21st of Ramzan, the day is marked with large processions across the country commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA).
A high level meeting of paramilitary force presided over by Director General Sindh Rangers Maj Gen Umar Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday reviewed security plan for Youm-e-Ali (RA).
The forum decided to ensure security of majalis, mourning processions and sensitive installations.