Twin cities festooned for religious event : Eid-e-Milad to be celebrated today amid tight security

Twin cities festooned for religious event :  Eid-e-Milad to be celebrated today amid tight security

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed with great reverence and religious fervour across twin cities – Rawalpindi and Islamabad – on Tuesday (today) amid stringent security.
Mosques, private buildings and shops have been decorated with colourful buntings, banners and lights of the twin cities.
Mehfil-e-Milad and public meetings will take place in connection with the religious event and the faithful will pray especially for the well-being of the country in different mosques and Imambargahs of twin cities. 
The day will began with special prayers for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Islamabad. A public holiday will be observed while a suspension of cellular network services is likely to take place. Special security arrangements have been made to maintain law and order in both the cities on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal.
Large banner and gigantic billboards have been displayed across the cities to celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). 
In Islamabad, the main procession would start from Police Ground G/7. Eid Milad-un-Nabi conference would be held before commencement of the procession.
Islamabad Police have chalked out an elaborate security plan for main procession of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal and 2,200 cops will perform security duties. 
According to police sources more than 2200 personnel along with personnel of Rangers would be deployed in different parts of the federal capital for the security of various processions in the city.  
Police sources said according to the plan, more than 2,200 policemen along with Rangers personnel will remain engaged for security duties during processions on various routes. Main procession will start from G7. Police sources said that cops would be deployed along both ends of the procession, while some personnel will also provide rooftop surveillance. The police said that metal detectors, walk-through gates and CCTV cameras would be installed along the procession routes in Islamabad. The bomb disposal squad team will cover the procession routes before clearing them.
Meanwhile, Rawalpindi police said they had devised a “foolproof security plan” for Eid Milad processions in the city. 
Besides 4,000 policemen, traffic police personnel, Punjab constabulary, Elite Force, special branch, Muhafiz Squad and district peace committee members would also perform security duties in the city. 
According to the security plan, no commercial vehicle such as trucks or trailers would be allowed on the main procession routes and pavements and crossroads along the routes would be sealed with barbed wires. No one will be allowed to set up ‘sabeels’ along the procession routes without prior approval from the district administration, the police said. 
In Rawalpindi, more than 400 rescuers of the Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue 1122 will also remain on special duties in District Control Room, Emergency Rescue Stations with 14 fully equipped ambulances, 12 fully equipped fire trucks, three rescue and recovery vehicles. The four special mobile posts will also be established for effectively providing medical cover to public processions. Rescue posts would be established at Committee Chowk, Bani Chowk, Raja Bazar and 22 No. Choungi. 

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