SUKKUR: Commissioner Sukkur Muhammad Abbas Baloch on Thursday presided over a high level meeting to review security arrangements for Muharam-ul-Haram particularly Yaum-e-Ashur throughout the Sukkur division.
Decisions were taken to ensure foolproof security. The meeting decided to ban pillion riding on Muharram 9 and 10 in all districts of the Sukkur division.
Mobile phone service will remain suspended from 8 am to 10 pm on Muharram 10 in the several districts including Sukkur and Khairpur.
Addressing the meeting, Commissioner said that the Sindh government has taken all necessary measures for the security of lives and properties of citizens.
He informed that indiscriminate actions are being taken against those displaying arms. He warned that the publication and distribution of literature based on religious hatred will not be tolerated at any cost and action is being taken under the law against violators.
Baloch said that hundred percent implementation of ban on pillion riding on Muharram 9 and 10 should be ensured. He said that special attention should be paid to the security of Imam Bargahs, mosques, worship places and shrines.
He said as alternative arrangements of light, generators should be arranged for Majalis and mourning processions during night. He said that Deputy Commissioners and SSPs should visit sites to personally review security arrangements in their respective area and submit a report in this regard.
SSP Sukkur Tanveer Hussain Tunio gave a detailed briefing on security arrangements in the Sukkur district.
All Deputy Commissioners, SSPs, elected representatives and other concerned officials of the different departments attended the meeting.