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Youm-e-Ali (RA) Procession Today

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Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) has expressed its dissatisfaction over the security arrangements finalised for Youm-e-Ali (RA) procession to be taken out on the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA) on 21st Ramazan (today). The party claimed that the repairing of CCTV cameras just a day ago did expose the security plan of law enforcement agencies.Youm-e-Ali (RA)

On the other hand, police have deployed containers on the route of Youm-e-Ali (RA) procession and completely sealed all the streets and roads linked to main MA Jinnah Road with the view to block any irrelevant personโ€™s entry.

Meanwhile, all commercial markets in the way of procession were sealed after a thorough scrutiny conducted Wednesday night. Separate meetings were held in Rangers and police offices to finalise foolproof security arrangements for maintaining law and order situation on the occasion.

Police department has deployed at least 6,000 personnel on the procession route, besides 360 police commandos, 400 officers and functionaries of Sindh Reserve Police and personnel from specialised units. Six walkthrough gates were also installed at the entry of the procession from Numaish. A Command and Control Room has also been set up in Nishtar Park for being monitoring by Municipal Administration, Jamshed Town with 21 CCTV cameras installed from the surroundings of Nishter Park to Capri Cinema.

The security personnel, including snipers, would be deployed at high-rise structures on the route of Youm-e-Ali (RA) procession. All routes of the Youm-e-Ali (RA) procession would be sealed while snap checking be conducted at different spots. In addition to this, a Shia scouts organisation would also deploy 4,000 scouts and community volunteers on the procession routes.

The main procession will be taken out from Nishter Park which after passing through its conventional route of Nishter Park, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Britto Road, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, again MA Jinnah Road, Boulton Market, Rampart Row Road and Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road, culminate at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah, Kharadar before Iftar at around 07:00pm. The faithful will offer Zohrain prayer at main MA Jinnah Road, where they will also stage a demonstration against the genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the IG Sindh and DG Sindh Rangers to arrange foolproof security across the province for the processions and Majalis of Youm-e-Ali (RA).

MWM leaders, in their statement, claimed that police and Rangers did not adopt foolproof security, saying that the repairing of CCTV cameras just a day ago had exposed the security plan. They demanded of the Sindh governor and chief minister to take notice of the tall claims of police and Rangers and adopt foolproof security plan to foil any bid of terrorism on the procession of Youm-e-Ali (RA).

The organisers of the Youm-e-Ali (RA) procession have also setup a command and control cell to monitor the procession with the help of 27 CCTV cameras. They have also established one cell inside Nishter Park where Maulana Shahanshah Hussain Naqvi would address the central congregation.

Reviewing the security plan in a meeting with high-ranking officials of his department, IG Police Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari directed for ensuring availability of the fire brigade, ambulances and bomb disposal squad near the procession route.

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