Islamabad, Aug 8: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have finalised a comprehensive security and patrolling plan on the eve of Eidul Fitr and also augmented the security at public places, worship places and other important buildings to thwart any untoward incident, a police spokesman said.
IGP Islamabad Sikandar Hayat has directed all officials to remain on high alert and fully prepared during Eid days. As per security plan chalked out by SSP Islamabad Muhammad Rizwan, more than 2,500 policemen would perform security duties. Patrolling would be made in various sectors to check possible house burglaries during Eid holidays. However, people have also been appealed to inform relevant police stations before their departure to native areas.
Eid prayers will be offered at 507 places in Islamabad including Masajid, Imambargahs and open places which will be covered by armed guards and policemen. Four SPs, nine ASPs/DSPs, 17 Inspectors will overall look after security arrangements in their respective jurisdictions.
Special Quick Response Force (QRF) teams have been constituted for immediate assistance to citizens while vehicles, earlier serving with various squads, will be on patrolling duty to ensure vigilance during Eid days.
Falcon squads and police commandos including contingents of lady police will also patrol in the city to ensure sense of complete security to citizens on Eid occasion.
According to the plan, policemen would also patrol in the various sectors and police in charges of circles would ensure proper security at the Eid congregations in various locations.
Superintendents of Police (SPs) will conduct checking of security and patrolling duties in their respective areas and to ensure coordination among all the mobile police teams.
More than 140 policemen lead by two SPs, two ASP/DSP, four Inspectors would be only deputed for the security at Faisal Mosque on Eid day while walk through gates and scanners would be installed as a part of security measure.
Sub-Divisional Police Officers and Station House Officers would be responsible of the security around worship places. They may be provided additional force on their request for the effective patrolling and security at Eid congregations in various sectors.
Duty rosters have been prepared by the in charges of police stations and policemen would patrol in various sectors during day and night timings to ensure protection to properties during Eid holidays.
The mobile officers and police guard posted at Mosques, Imambargahs, public/picnic places will take notice of the beggars hovering around the premises and will take legal action against them.
Special focus is to ensure safety to properties and stop incidents of theft and car-lifting during Eid holidays. As a part of security measures, police pickets would be erected at all important entry and exit points for checking of vehicles and SPs of each Zone will visit these points to brief the deployed cops about effective checking and security.
The mobile patrols and squads of Islamabad Traffic Police would also remain present in markets, shopping plazas and at prominent points during Eid congregations. Bomb disposal squad will remain available at short notice and all public places, parks, play grounds will be kept under strict vigilance and security cover.
Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on special directions of SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood has made a special plan and 250 traffic personnel will be deputed at various locations lead by SP, three DSPs and 9 Inspectors. Traffic deployment in shopping areas, markets will be augmented while the patrol cars and pairs will patrol in their respective areas to facilitate the general public.