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32000 troops deployed countrywide for Ashoora security: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed the authorities to put the security on high alert in the next few days including Ashoora Muharram, ARY News reported.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Chaudhry Nisar said that the Interior Ministry has deployed 32,000 military and paramilitary troops in 54 cities countrywide, which will assist the relative provincial governments to ensure law and order during Ashoora Muharram.

He said that 12 choppers will also be there for air-surveillance of the processions in different cities.

“Apart from all this, mobile services could also be suspended on 9th and 10 Muharram ul Haram at specified locations during a certain period of time”, stated the Interior Minister.

He said that all the Muharram related activities will be strictly monitored from the Interior Ministry’s control room, whereas the federal government will stay in touch with the provincial governments for the sake of effective security of the processions and the masses.

 

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