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80,000 policemen, volunteers to guard Punjab’s worship places during Ramazan

LAHORE: As many as 80,000 cops and volunteers will guard 32,585 mosques and imambargahs across Punjab during Ramazan.

According to details, regional police officers (RPOs), city police officers (CPOs) and district police officers (DPOs) will personally monitor the security of churches.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) retired Capt Arif Nawaz was chairing a conference of RPOs, CPOs and DPOs at the Central Police Office on Sunday.

Additional Training Inspector General (IG) Tariq Masood Yasin, Addl IG (Operations) Inam Ghani, Addl IG (Welfare and Finance) Sardar Ali Khan, Addl IG Punjab Highway Petrol Manzoor Sarwar Chaudhry, Addl IG (Investigation) Abubakar Khudabaksh, Addl Elite Police Force IG Shahid Hanif, Lahore Capital City Police Officer BA Nasir, Addl IG (Logistics and Procurement) Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Punjab Constabulary Commandant Kunwar Shahrukh, and all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs were present on the occasion.

Addl IG (Operations) Mr Ghani told the conference that a comprehensive security plan had been prepared for the Ramazan and all available resources would be utilised for the execution of it.

Under the plan, 80,000 police officers, officials and volunteers would perform security duty at 32,585 mosques and imambargahs of the province.

The holy month of Ramazan will begin across Pakistan tomorrow (Tuesday).

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