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Security tightened ahead of Chehlum

KARACHI: Security has been tightened across the country for Chehlum of Imam Hussain (R.A) and the martyrs of Karbala (R.A), ARY News reports on Sunday.

The security plans for the occasion have been completed. Cellular service will be suspended whereas pillion riding will also be banned on the day in several cities of the country.

In Islamabad, 3000 security personnel will perform their duties and the LEA (Law Enforcement Agencies) have been put on high alert. Commandoes have been deployed at two sensitive imambargahs of the metropolis.

Police will carry out joint patrolling in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi for the first time.

CCTV cameras have been placed at routes of the mourning processions in the city of Multan. The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Lahore had said that any terrorist activity cannot be ruled out despite the arrest of a terrorist earlier.

In the province of Sindh, cellular services will be blocked in the cities of Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur and Larkan for Chehlum whereas pillion riding will also be banned in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Khairpur, Sukkur and Larkana on 23rd and 24th December. Exhibition of arms will be banned and the special permissions have also been cancelled.

The routes of the mourning processions will be monitored by the LEAs.

Strict measures are being taken to control the law and order situation in Peshawar and Quetta. The arrangements have been made for the occasion in Parachinar.

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Security tightened ahead of Chehlum

by Raza Haidery