PR No. 128 Islamabad: 19th September 2017

Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal chaired a high level meeting to overview the security arrangements for month of  Mohrram.  High-ups of  security agencies , provincial administration and the officials of the ministry participated in the meeting.


Interior Minister has issued directions to law enforcement agencies to undertake concerted efforts for   ensuring fool proof security to the Moharram processions and Majalis.


Interior Minister said that the eminent scholars must propagate the message of peace from the pulpit of mosques and urged them to cooperate with the government in countering any bid to fume sectarian violence .In this connection, law enforcement agencies and local administrations should forge a strong coordination with the prominent scholars of Pakistan.


Interior Minister directed the security agencies to monitor the activities of proscribed outfits and those who misuse loudspeakers to perpetrate hatred  and dissension among the people of Pakistan on sectarian grounds.


Interior Minister also noted that   internal rift became the leading factor behind the  downfall of  great powers in the history .  While emphasizing the importance of community policing, he said that it is need of the hour to mobilise community policing at all levels by promoting the sense of responsibility among the citizens.


Interior Minister also directed the law enforcement agencies to conduct combing operations and surveys in order to identify and apprehend the miscreants elements. He added that no one will be allowed to mar the international  image of Pakistan.


Moreover,  it was apprised in the meeting that in the month of Moharram, additional 32720 personnel will be deployed all over the country to avoid any untoward incident. In the threat prone areas,   aerial monitoring will be undertaken and also a control centre has been set up in the Ministry of Interior that will coordinate with the provincial administration of all provinces.