2,200 police officials will perform duty during the Muharram 9 procession in the capital.
An emergency has been imposed in all hospitals of Islamabad.
Islamabad Capital Police (ICP) Inspector General Dr Akbar Nasir Khan reviewed security arrangements in connection with 9th Muharramul Harram and decided to enhance vigilance and patrolling in various areas for foolproof security during procession and Majalis. As many 2,200 policemen of Islamabad capital police will be deployed for maintaining peace and tranquility on 9th Muharram.
According to a statement, Mr Khan asked officials to ensure that processions pass through fixed routes at specified times. Close coordination must be maintained among all wings of Islamabad police and staff. The IGP said that walk through gates must be installed at all entry and exit points of ma jalis and processions.
Patrolling officers must conduct visits to all the routes of processions whereas police officials must be present on the rooftops of all imam bargahs. The IGP said that female police officers should be deputed for female gatherings. He further directed SSP (Traffic) to issue an alternate traffic plan, adding that it should be ensured that parking lots are far away from imam bargahs.
Strict vigilance should be maintained to ensure that security measures are in place by the police and standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government are being followed, the IGP said, adding that the bomb disposal squad would conduct checking of routes through robots and modern technology while entry of participants in the procession would be ensured after complete checking.