KARACHI: Concerning security measures in forthcoming holy month of Muharram 2014, a delegation comprising 15 clerics of Sunni school of thought met Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali in central police office to discuss overall situation of law and order, here on Thursday.
Additional Inspector General Police (AIGP) Karachi, Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Senior police officers, zonal DIGs, district SSPs and other police officers were also present.
IGP Sindh, after discussing security measures with the delegation, directed police officers in meeting to ensure extraordinary measures by paying special heed to Mosques, Imam Bargahs, Madarsas, and congregations along with main Muharram processions while the role of peace committees at police station level should be made effective, he urged.
For immediate measures during Muharram, he further urged that all important contact numbers including DIGs, SHOs and central control room under CPO should be provided to all clerics and organizers of processions.
Jamali said that in context of promoting harmony among different religions and sects of society, meetings with all stake holders should be scheduled in order to take them in confidence while ensuring extraordinary security measures at area level on Muharram occasion.
He addressed the delegation and said that for effective implementation of overall security measures during Muharram, dwellers not only individually but also collectively should play their due roles to ensure cooperation and collaboration with police at area police station level. Adding, Muharram 2014 security plan has direct links with life and property security of citizens.