IGP orders extraordinary security at Sehwan, provincial borders on the eve of annual Urs of Qalandar Shahbaz

Karachi: Inspector General of Police, Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch has ordered extraordinary security measures on the eve of 3-day annual Urs (festival) of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar beginning from June 28 at Sehwan Sharif.

Issuing directives in this regard, IGP said strict vigil should be maintained at all the entry and exit points of provincial borders, as a large number of devotees from other provinces use to visit the annual Urs. The effective snap checking and pickets should also be ensured at entry and exit points of Sehwan and other towns.

A strategy should be devised according to which the parking of pushcarts and vehicles should be prohibited on the roads leading to the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and other main roads. The technical sweeping and clearance must be sought by the bomb disposal squad, he urged.

IGP suggested deployment of policemen in plain clothes at tea shops and food stalls located in the vicinity of shrine and nearby roads and streets to ensure advance intelligence. Moreover, strict vigil should be ensured on suspected persons. “No policemen or official would leave duty points from beginning to end of Urs,” he ordered.