PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has taken stringent measures to ensure foolproof security arrangements for peaceful observance of upcoming Muharramul Haram.
Police have declared five districts including Kohat, Hangu, DIKhan, Tank and Peshawar, the most sensitive while Mardan, Abbottabad, Haripur and Mansehra have been put in sensitive category.
There are a total of 266 Imam Bargahs in the province from which 460 processions of mourners would be carried out. In Peshawar 118 processions would be carried out from 71 Imam Bargahs and 314 gatherings would be held in the city. In Hangu 28 processions would be carried out from 28 Imam Bargahs and 504 gatherings would be held.
Similarly, in DIKhan 194 processions would be carried out from 69 Imam Bargahs and 642 gatherings would be held. 37 processions would be carried out in Tank from 9 Imam Bargahs and 90 gatherings would be held. In Kohat, 12 Muharram processions would be carried out from 51 Imam Bargahs and 510 gatherings would be held.
Personnel of District Police, Frontier Reserved Police, Elite Force, Frontier Constabulary, Special Police Force and Ex-servicemen would be deputed all over the province for security during Muharram.
In provincial metropolis 32782 would be deputed, 3118 in Hangu, 6566 in DIKhan, 2660 in Kohat, 1624 in Tank, 855 in Haripur, 700 in Abbottabad, 899 in Mansehra, 942 in Mardan, 956 in Nowshera, 1030 in Bannu and 601 would perform security duties in Lakki Marwat.
Arrangements have been made for aerial surveillance and monitoring of Kohat, Peshawar, Hangu, DIKhan and Tank on 9th and 10th Muharram.
Command Police Post would also be established in Peshawar aiming effective surveillance of the city. Police officials would also meet Ulemas to seek their help in ensuring security.