Federal govt has confirmed necessary measure to ensure regrading the Chehlum security issues.
According to Article 245 of the Constitution, the army troops shall be stationed in each of the four provinces as well as Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The Ministry of the Interior’s summary was approved by the government, and Friday night, a proclamation for the activation of forces was released.
On the day of Chehlum, the military would assist the civil administration with security duties, according to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.
He added that the Rangers, Frontier Constabulary, as well as other forces will also offer intelligence services.
According to the interior minister, Pakistani Army personnel are already aiding and reconstructing survivors of the floods, and they will also be securing Chehlum commemorations at the same time.
According to the minister, all forces have been deployed to ensure law and order, and the Central Authority Room constructed at the Ministry of Interior will oversee all commemorations and security-related issues.
According to him, extra precautions were being taken to ensure the safety of Chehlum protest marches, pathways, and imambargahs.
The announcement stated that the home sectors of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, the “Azad Government of the State of Jammu & Kashmir,” and the office of the chief commissioner of the Islamabad Capital Territory had urged the central government to dispatch troops and civil military services.
According to the formal notice, “Federal Government, in exercise of the powers conferred under Article 245 of the Constitution, is pleased to authorise implementation of Army personnel and Civil Armed Force personnel under section 4(3)(i) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 in all provinces, including AJ&K, GB, and ICT all through Chehlum, 2022 in support of civil power.”
In conjunction with General Headquarters (GHQ) and civil armed forces officials, the provincial governments, AJK, G-B, and ICT administrations will determine the precise number of army and civil military services personnel, assets, and dates, as well as the region of commitment.
For the protection of the main ceremonial and other processions, more than 4,000 police officers will be stationed. Additionally, a special Punjab Rangers unit will be in charge of security.
On this occasion, the Pakistani army would be placed on high alert.
To oversee the execution of security plans, a control room has been set up in the workplace of the City Police Officer of Rawalpindi. There is also a plan to stop providing cell phone service.
There will be 400 CCTV cameras set up to watch the parade. According to the police, stroll gates will be constructed at the processions’ access locations along with three levels of security. After a thorough body search, the members will be permitted to participate in the main protest march.
Additionally, sharpshooter will be used to protect the main stream. Streets, roads, diversion points, and other approaches along the main ceremonial route will be blocked, and the area will be searched and swept.
No one will be permitted to stand on the rooftops of the businesses and residences along the marching routes due to the security precautions.