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Punjab Police Implement Comprehensive Security Measures During Muharram

Lahore: Under the guidance of Inspector General Punjab Police, Dr. Usman Anwar, stringent security measures were enforced across Punjab on the second day of Muharram to ensure the safety of mourning processions and religious gatherings. The day saw 90 processions and 3,549 religious majalis held throughout the province, with a special focus on maintaining peace and order.

According to Punjab Police, over 26,000 police officers and personnel were deployed to manage the security of these events, with 2,500 officers assigned specifically to Lahore. High alert security protocols were observed, including the prohibition of aerial firing, the display of weapons, and the dissemination of hateful materials. Additionally, IG Punjab highlighted the use of technology, such as cameras from the Safe Cities Authority, to monitor the situation closely.

Dr. Anwar also noted the enforcement of the Loudspeaker Act and stringent actions against those promoting hate via social media. Traffic arrangements were meticulously planned to ensure smooth procession flows, with alternative routes established to avoid disruptions. The comprehensive security strategy also included continuous monitoring from Muharram control rooms connected to the central control room at the Central Police Office, ensuring vigilance and immediate response capabilities across the province.