Safety and security measures have been increased all across Pakistan for a nonviolent and peaceful Muharram.
Appropriate arrangements have been made in the major cities to avoid any catastrophe or misfortune.
The Government of Sindh has advised the Ministry of Interior to suspend cellular service across the province on 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram.
In a letter addressed to the federal interior ministry, the Sindh government has urged the ministry to block the mobile phone services along the procession routes on Muharram 9 and 10.
A ban on pillion riding on the 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram has also been declared.
A total of almost 69,545 police staff will perform security duties across the province including 17,558 in Karachi, 16,816 in Hyderabad, 2,237 in Mirpurkhas, 9,280 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 8,258 in Sukkar and 15,404 in Larkana, reads a contingency plan provided by AIG Operations Sindh for Muharram.
Apart from the 69,545 police deployment across the province, 1,202 personnel from the traffic police and 1,339 from the Sindh police’s Special Branch, Rapid Response Force and Sindh Reserve Police will also perform security duties.
This year,9th and 10th Muharram falls on September 9th and 10th.
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