CCPO visits Raiwind congregation, checks security arrangements



Lahore: Capital City Police Officer Lahore Additional IG Fiaz Ahmad Dev, on Friday visited the arena of International religious congregation of Raiwind, to review the security arrangements made by Lahore police.

SSP Operations Cap(R) Mustansar Feroze, SP Sadar division Hafeez ur Rehman Bugti and other senior officers accompanied him. The CCPO Lahore inspected main arena, residential camps, parking stands and duty points of the deployed police officers and officials. He also met with the organizers of the congregation and inquired from them about the standard of the security arrangements provided to the participants. Fiaz Ahmad Dev said said, the most important assignment of Lahore Police is to provide foolproof security to the Raiwind Congregation and all out resources have been utilized for protection of the participants of this sacred event, in coordination with different departments including City District Government, Punjab Safe Cities Authority and organizers of the event..CCPO Lahore informed the organizers that Lahore Police has chalked out and implemented on a comprehensive security plan for the second phase of the annual Congregation (Tableeghi Ijtima) of Raiwind to be observed till 14th November. More than two thousands Police officers and officials along with 03 SsP, 09 DSsP and 27 SHOs have been performing duty at Tableeghi Ijtima. SSP Operations Mustansar Feroze briefed the CCPO Lahore about security and traffic arrangements. Fiaz Ahmad Dev said that millions of believers and citizens not only from within the country but also abroad have been participating in the congregation and their security is our mission. The participants have been allowed to enter the congregation only after their complete checking through three layer security mechanism of Lahore Police. Officers and officials of Lahore Police along with volunteers of management of Tableeghi Ijtima have been ensuring complete body search and checking of the participants by metal detectors, electric barriers and walkthrough gates. Police officials in plain dresses have also been deputed at the congregation to keep an eye on each and every movement and any possible suspects. Search and sweep operations have been conducted on regular basis at and around Raiwind Congregation (Tableeghi Ijtima) areas to ensure safety of participants and foil nefarious designs of anti social elements, Fiaz Ahmad Dev added. Data of the citizens and passengers in the particular areas has been checked at houses, hotels, guest houses, bus stops and railway stations through Geo fencing, biometric verification and Hotel Eye app as well, he added. Checking of the citizens and vehicles at Exit and Entrance points of the city has been enhanced through e police gadgets. Parking arrangements have been made separately for the facilitation of the participants of the Congregation and more than 700 traffic officials have been deputed, CTO Lahore briefed. SSP Operations informed that seven parking stands have been made at congregation with five Break Downs and 20 fork lifters also deputed for smooth flow of traffic. Police desks have also been setup for any guidance and help at different points of the Raiwind Congregation.

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