RAWALPINDI: Over 3,000 policemen will be deployed across the garrison city to maintain security during Eidul Azha. Stringent security arrangements have been made at 650 mosques, 58 Imambargahs and 61 open Eid congregations of the district. Walk-through gates and scanners would also be installed at main Eid congregations. A police spokesperson stated that units from the Elite Force, Mohafiz Squad, Special Branch personnel along with ladies police and police national volunteers would also perform duties during Eid days. Moreover, cops in plain clothes will also be deployed in different bazaars. Strict action would be taken against one-wheelers. Close circuit cameras have also been installed at important places and locations to check movement of anti-social elements. Special security arrangements have also been made for Murree. Meanwhile, the Punjab Rescue 1122 has deployed over 400 rescue workers in the garrison city for Eidul Azha. The leaves of these workers have also been suspended. This was stated by Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer while presiding over a meeting to review emergency plans. Briefing the director general, the provincial monitoring cell said that emergency plans for Eidul Azha, in coordination with district administrations, have been finalised. Apart from rescuers, 20 fully-equipped emergency ambulances, nine fire vehicles, five rescue and recovery vehicles, two water bowsers, and two specialised vehicles will be deputed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2017.
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