IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam has briefed chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali shah about the foolproof security arrangements during majalis and processions of Muharramul Haram.
Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Advisor to CM Murtaza Wahab, DG Rangers Major General Omer Ahmed Bokhari, IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shahlwani, Adl IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, Adl IG CTD Kamran Fazal, Adl IG Special Branch Imran Minhas, Secretary Local Government Khalid Hyder Shah, Sector Commanders of intelligence agencies, provincial head of IB, Col M. Nasir of 5 Corps, Col Faisal and other officers concerned attended the meeting.
While giving the briefing IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam said that there were 2015 Imambargahs in the province, including 590 in Hyderabad, 464 in Larkana, 374 in Sukkur, 342 in Karachi, 138 in Mirpur Khas and 107 in Shaheed Benazirabad divisions.
The IG said that 71485 policemen and women would perform duty during Muharramul Haram all over Sindh, including 7044 would be mobile force, 52725 static, 6539 to be deployed at police pickets and 5177 would be reserve.
IG Police told the meeting that air surveillance would be conducted from 8thMoharram of 21 different place of Karachi, six of Hyderabad division, one at Shaheed Benazirabad, seven at Sukkur and five in Larkana division.
93 mobile phone jammers would be installed all over Sindh. Some 856 containers have been obtained to block some roads leading to procession, he added.
The movement of the procession would be monitored through CCTV cameras from Command & Control Center and there would also be moving CCTVs vans to cover the procession.
The meeting was told that from Muharram 1 to 10 there would be 6028 majalis in the city which would which would be guarded by 1073 policemen.
He said that in case of any incident, Isolation of Scene team, team for arresting miscreants/accused and evacuation teams have been formed.
The chief minister approved ban on pillion ridding from the night of 8th Moharram. He directed the IG police start snap checking all over Sindh.