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Strict Security Measures Taken In Islamabad, Rawalpindi On Occasion Of Youm-e-Ashur

Islamabad/Rawalpindi:On the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur,law enforcers including police, Rangers, FC and others have been deployed along the procession routes in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Mobile phone services have partially been suspended as a security measure.

In Islamabad, over 613 policemen including one SP, 04 DSPs, and 22 Inspectors have been deployed at various routes of processions to avoid inconvenience to road users.

Nearly, 965 Majalis and 181 mourning processions would be taken out from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

As part of the security arrangements, the administration has blocked the routes by erecting containers and other obstacles including barbed wire in the procession routes.

The central areas have been sealed from all sides, visitors will be allowed to enter after passing through the walk-through gate.

Arrangements have also been finalized in Rawalpindi to provide security cover to mourners.

Three layer security cover would be provided to the main procession besides deploying Quick Response Force (QRF).

Over 6,000 cops, 2,000 volunteers would guard 447 mourning processions. Six main processions of Zuljinnah, Alam and Tazia would be taken out on Ashura from different areas of the garrison city.

All the processions would be culminated at Imambargah Qadimi at 10:00 pm.

Nearly 1,000 traffic police personnel would be deployed at various points of the routes of the processions on the ashur day.

Over 2,500 security personnel would be deployed to guard the main procession while 3,500 cops would provide security cover to other processions and Majalis.