HYDERABAD: A total of 18808 policemen and officials besides 1744 policemen of reserve force will perform duty in Hyderabad region during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram.
It was informed in a meeting of the leaders of various religious organisations as well as heads of mourning organisations held here under the chair of Deputy Inspector General Police Hyderabad Region Sanaullah Abbasi at his office on Wednesday.
The meeting was informed that 150 places in Hyderabad region have been declared most sensitive and sensitive where 1766 policemen will be deployed, which include 14 officers with 24 head constables and 104 policemen at 14 most sensitive places and 87 officers with 102 head constables and 488 policemen at 73 sensitive places of the region.
Besides, 4653 policemen will escort the mourning processions in various parts of Hyderabad Region, the meeting was informed.
The meeting was informed that closed circuit cameras will be installed at 200 places and the activities of the people will be monitored at 15-Control Rooms. Besides 30 walk through gates will also be installed
at different spots with deployment of policemen on roof tops of 319 buildings from where the mourning processions will pass during Muharram.
Adequate security will also be provided at places of Majalis-e-Aza and Imambargah from Muharram 1 to 10.
The participants of the meeting informed the DIG Hyderabad Region about the problems which are expected to be experienced during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram.
The DIG asked all Senior Superintendents of Police to remove all such wall chalking which could hurt the feelings of people of different schools of thought.
The cable operators should also be asked to desist from playing such programmes which could cause any inconvenience, he added.
He also directed them to cancel the leave of all nature of the policemen and asked them to perform their duties.
Strict monitoring of anti-state elements, persons included in the fourth schedule and activists of the banned organisations should be carried out, he said and added that daily checking should also be carried out at all hotels and guest houses, binding the owners to check the CNIC and other related documents while providing rooms to the persons.
The DIG Hyderabad Region also called upon the Ulema and heads of the religious and mourning organisations to play their vital role in maintaining peace and cordial atmosphere during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram in Hyderabad Region.