QUETTA: The security arrangements on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been decided by the provincial government.
According to the sources, the Balochistan home ministry has already sent the memo to the federal interior ministry to ban mobile phone services in the city from 6:00 AM in the morning till 6:00 PM in the evening. According to the memo these services are being terminated due to security issues and threats and to avoid any mishap to occur.
High alert Security and Levies forces have been deployed to maintain security in Chehlum prcessions. These personnel would be all around the Chehlum surroundings and valleys through which Chehlum procession will pass. Pakistan Army would also be on stand by position in the city.
Emergency in all hospitals would remain enforced and alerted on this occasion. Doctors, Paramedical staff leaves have been cancelled and they have been directed to remain on duty on this occasion.