Over 10,000 policemen to secure Muharram processions in Pindi



Over 10,000 police personnel will be providing security during Muharram while sizeable contingents of Pakistan Army and Rangers would be on call to assist them in case of any unpleasant happening, said City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Israr Ahmed Abassi here on Thursday.

“We have chalked out comprehensive security plan, overcoming all the shortcomings of the past, for ensuring fool proof security in the whole of District,” he told a well attended press conference.

He said that a request to the higher authorities would be sent to shut the mobile phone services for specific timings on the days of Ashura with an ultimate aim to effectively counter the chances of any untoward happening.