Ban on drone coverage of Muharram processions and congregations in Punjab
Lahore: An important meeting regarding law and order was held under the chairmanship of caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Raza Naqvi, in which a detailed review of the security plan for the protection of people’s lives and property during Muharram-ul-Haram, especially the day of Ashura, was conducted.
Provincial Ministers Mansoor Qadir, Amir Mir, Chief Secretary, IG Punjab, Additional Chief Secretary Interior, top officials of Army and Rangers, Advocate General Punjab, Secretaries Law, Commissioner Lahore Division and other relevant officials participated in the meeting. The RPOs participated through video link, the measures taken to protect foreign nationals especially Chinese nationals were also considered in the meeting.
IG Punjab gave a detailed briefing about the security arrangements during Muharram, while military and civil authorities also presented reports. It was decided in the meeting that drone coverage of processions and congregations will be completely banned on 8, 9 and 10 Muharram. Army, Rangers and police forces will conduct a flag march.
Chief Minister Mohsin Raza Naqvi ordered all commissioners and RPOs to prepare advance plans for processions and assemblies in view of the rains and said that the security plan formulated for the protection of people’s lives and property should be implemented in all cases. The code of conduct should be enforced.
Mohsin Raza Naqvi further said that full attention should be paid to the security of mosques, Imambargahs and other places of worship. Implementation should be ensured.
In the meeting, the process of prosecution against the miscreants involved in the May 9 incidents was also reviewed. of