LAHORE: A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal in the Committee Room of Punjab Investment Board on Tuesday in which security and other arrangements in the provincial capital were reviewed regarding Muharram.
Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal said that a comprehensive security plan has been formulated to maintain law and order during Muharram. Fool-proof security will be provided to Majalis and Ashura processions.
The Chief Minister of Punjab has assigned the responsibility of the provincial capital with regard to Muharram and I am always available. The provincial minister said that 3866 gatherings and more than 400 mourning processions in Lahore would be monitored through control room and CCTV cameras. The provincial minister directed MD WASA to extend the working hours of tube wells installed in the city till Muharram 10. He said that peace committees should be fully activated and scholars of different schools of thought should be contacted.
The Lahore Waste Management Company should keep an eye on the sanitation situation. Mian Aslam Iqbal said that instead of relying only on LESCO, there should be an alternative system of lighting. Volunteers should also be fully mobilized for security. He said that special attention should be paid to the security of sensitive areas. Arrangements should be such that there is no misunderstanding anywhere. CCPO Lahore said that best security arrangements have been made for Muharram and 600 additional CCTV cameras have been installed in the city. Additional Commissioner Coordination, director WASA and officers of LWMC and other concerned departments attended the meeting.