Security on high alert for Youm-e-Ali (AS)

KARACHI: Security has been put on high alert through the country on the eve of Youm-e-Hazrat Ali (AS) being observed on Sunday.The security plans have been finalized for Youm-e-Ali and traffic on MA Jinnah Road has been restricted due to the security arrangements by the police. At least 16,000 police officials along with Rangers would be performing their duties in Karachi. Mobile phone services will remain suspended and security men would also be deployed on rooftops of several tall buildings. It should be noted that pillion riding has already been banned due to security reasons.Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo said in a statement that police commandos and rangers have also been deployed in surrounding areas of Nishtar Park, Tibet Centre and Bolton Market. 

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