Karachi (November 8, 2017): Sindh Home Minister, Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal here on Wednesday finalized by police department for Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
The meeting was also attended by Home Secretary, Qazi Shahid Pervez; IG Sindh Police, AD Khawaja; zonal DIGs as well as officials from counter terrorism department and those from special branch of the police department.
The minister said security alert must be declared at all mosques and Imam Bargahs located in sensitive areas complimented by snap checking, patrolling and picketing on the designated routes for processions.
Calling for comprehensive and coordinated security arrangements for main procession and majalis, the minister said the bomb disposal squad must ensure sweeping and clearing of these sites.Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal said advance intelligence collection and sharing must be further strengthened as no lapse in the security plan will be acceptable.
Earlier, the Sindh government banned pillion riding on November 9 and 10 on eve of Hazrat Imam Hussain Chehlum across the province.
In its notification Sindh home department cited that the ban on pillion riding on eve of Chehlum was to ensure fool proof security arrangements and to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion.
Sources said that it is likely mobile phone service will also be suspended on November 10.