CTP finalises arrangements for Eid

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police, City Traffic Police (CTP), and Rescue 1122 have finalised the arrangements for Eidul Fitr with some 4,000 police personnel, including Elite Force, ladies police, Special Branch personnel, and volunteers would guard the lives and property of the public on the occasion.City Police Officer Hamayoun Bashir Tarar has ordered for foolproof security for the citizens. The holidays of the policemen have been cancelled to ensure the security of the citizens in the city while additional forces would be deployed in the sensitive areas, graveyards, mosques, Eidgahs, imambargahs, and picnic points as part of a special security plan for Eid. All-out efforts would be made to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion, said a police spokesperson. He said the prime responsibility of the police is to protect the lives and property of the citizens. As many as 2,300 police officers would be deployed in the sensitive places, including bazaars and shopping malls, to maintain law and order situation. Similarly, 3,200 law enforcers would guard the public on the Eid day, he added. Officials of Special Branch, Elite Force commandoes, ladies police, Muhafiz Force, and volunteers would also perform the security duties. He said that the citizens should cooperate with the security forces by informing them about any suspicious situation.The CTP have also made special arrangements for Eid and traffic wardens would be deployed to control the traffic near Eidgahs, mosques, and imambargahs. CTO Shoaib Khurram Janbaz has ordered strict action against one-wheeling and vehicles moving with tainted glasses. In Rawalpindi, the Rescue 1122 staff would also remain on high alert in the district control room, and emergency rescue stations with 14 equipped emergency ambulances, 10 fire vehicles, two rescue vehicles, two water tankers and two special vehicles.Rescue posts would be established at Ayub Park, Nawaz Sharif Park, Jinnah Park, GPO Chowk Saddar, Gawalmandi, Liaquat Bagh Park, Rawal Chowk, and 22 Number Chungi Tench Bhatta. In Murree, 150 rescuers would remain on high alert with eight fully equipped ambulances and three fire vehicles. The rescuers have been deputed at the Rescue Academy Pindi Point, Charra Pani, 17 Miles, and Khajut Expressway, whereas four key points have been established at Mall Road, Jikha Gili Bazar, Company Bagh and Kotli Sattian for quick response to any untoward incident. 

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