Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said a foolproof security plan has been finalised with the consultations of elected representatives, Ulema and Zakireens from different schools of thought, to maintain peace during Muharram-ul-Haram in the province.
He said control rooms had been established at the tehsil, district and divisional levels to ensure co-ordination and quick response to an emergency by the departments concerned. The minister directed the divisional and district administration and police heads to ensure all necessary facilities including security cover, cleanliness, repair of roads & street, availability of light, medical aid and other facilities for processions at all levels. Similarly, strict action would be taken against elements spreading sectarian hatred or making provocative speeches, he added.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held here to review law and order arrangements in the Multan division during Muharram. Rana Sanaullah said foolproof security arrangements would be ensured in the province during Muharram and the administration and police had been ordered to maintain peace at the divisional, district and sub-divisional levels.
He said the local administration at the district and sub-divisional levels should ensure implementation of the code of conduct prepared for maintaining religious harmony during Muharram. He said the district police had finalised security strategy under, which they would make concerted efforts in collaboration with other departments for maintaining law and order and to avert any untoward incident. Under the security plan, leaves of all police personnel have been cancelled.