Special plan mapped out for Imam Hussain’s Chehlum


LAHORE – Lahore Police on Thursday chalked out a comprehensive security plan to maintain law and order on Imam Hussain’s Chelum and Data Sahab’s Urs.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen, while chairing a meeting of senior police officials at his office on Thursday, mapped out a security plan. More than 12,000 police and armed personnel would provide security to people. The CCPO was told t hat police, Rangers and Elite Force commandos would be deployed at various locations to thwart possible violence. The district administration will establish crisis management centers that will operate round the clock, while a special control room has also been set up in the office of CCPO for coordination between various agencies. The CCPO directed the divisional superintendents of police to monitor security arrangements in their areas of jurisdiction. The CCPO said he would make surprise visits to review the security arrangements.
First-aid arrangements sought on Imam Hussain’s (RA) chehlum: Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad on Thursday issued instructions to heads of all autonomous health institutions, teaching hospitals, district and tehsil headquarter hospitals, special medical institutions and health executive district officers to complete arrangements for provision of first-aid to mourners and to cope with any untoward situation during chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA). Written instructions have been issued to all officers concerned by the health department for provision of timely medical assistance to mourners participating in processions and majalis on chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA). Health department officers have been directed to ensure availability of senior administrative and medical staff and sufficient beds to meet any eventuality, sufficient quantity of all life-saving medicines, vaccines, disposables and linen. They have been directed to ensure that bio-medical equipment, machines, patient lifts and stand-by generators remain in working order, operation theatres are fully functional and properly manned while functional ambulances along with trained staff and medicines are also available. Officials have been directed to maintain sufficient quantities of blood bags of all blood groups along with a list of donours. Health EDOs of all districts have been directed to coordinate with the district administration including respective DCOs and DPOs for sharing the plan of processions and majalis.