ABBOTTABAD: Abbottabad police has established command and control room to monitor Muharram processions through drone, night vision and CCTV cameras. According to the police, the control room has been established under the directives of District Police Officer (DPO) Abbass Majeed Khan Marwat. Bomb disposal squad and Canine Unit has also been deployed to clear the processions’ routes by searching and sweeping operation.
Regional Police Officer (RPO) Hazara Muhammad Alam Khan Shinwari, DC Abbottabad Fiayaz Shah, Assistant Commissioner Abbottabad and other administrative officers also visited command and control room and expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements. Briefing the RPO, DPO Abbottabad said that during the Moharram procession Additional SP would perform duties as Officer In charge, SSP Investigation Abdul Aziz Khan Afridi as Officer In charge route deployment and Malik Ejaz SSP Elite force Hazara would look after rooftop security and snipers.
He further said that on 7th Muharram procession, 500 policemen including personnel of district police, CTD, Elite force, Rapid Response Force, Traffic Police, Special Branch, Bomb Disposal Unit, Canine Unit, District Security Branch and lady commandos have been deployed.