Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja has called for the preparation of a contingency plan for Eid-ul-Azha to further strengthen security measures.
A police spokesman said on Sunday that he issued directives to this effect to the concerned officials. He said that the IGP directed for the finalisation of Eid-ul-Azha Contingency Plan, 2017 – with regards to the collection of skins of sacrificial animals.
He said that all stakeholders should be taken on board, and the plan be submitted for examination to ensure the safety of life and property of the people. The IGP stressed that it be ensured that all registered social welfare bodies, religious seminaries and stakeholders implement the code of conduct issued by the Sindh government.
He further instructed that the lists of all the mosques, Imambarghas, Eidgahs, and open places – where ‘Namaz-e-Eid’ would be offered – be examined for the deployment of security personnel. Police commandos will also be deployed for the security of these places.
The IGP directed that – under the security plan – surveillance teams be constituted at police station levels. Undercover police personnel will also be deployed at places like shopping centres, public places, markets for sacrificial animals and parking lots.