Punjab govt all set to celebrate Eid Milad tomorrow

Published October 18, 2021
People are busy in buying different items related to Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations in Lahore. — APP/File
People are busy in buying different items related to Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations in Lahore. — APP/File

LAHORE: The Punjab government has finalised all arrangements to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi tomorrow (Tuesday) across the province in a befitting manner to highlight the sacred life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Earlier, it announced to celebrate Eid Milad and Ashra Shan-e-Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen (Peace Be Upon Him) starting from first of Rabiul Awal till 12th of the month.

The government directed all district and tehsil administration officers to take strict security measures and organise processions in their respective areas.

It took steps to celebrate the occasion by taking various steps, including illuminations at public buildings, offices and making arrangements for holding a central Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen conference, international Mashaikh Ulema conference and Milad-e-Mustafa on Oct 18 in Lahore. A Milad ceremony will also be held at the mosque of the CM Office.

Similarly, Na’atia mushaira, Na’at competition, calligraphic exhibitions would also be held at the provincial level. Special meals will be presented to inmates of old houses, orphanages, hospitals and shelter homes.

Parliamentarians will attend the ceremonies in their districts. A special documentary will be made and officials of law enforcement agencies would be given medals, attributed to Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen, for showing exemplary performance.

SECURITY: About 6,000 policemen will be deployed for security of all central processions, meetings and rallies in the provincial capital on the occasion of Eid Milad tomorrow.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar reviewed the security plan ahead of Eid Milad on Sunday.

He held a meeting with the Central Executive Peace Committee to discuss the overall law and order situation and other related matters, including maintenance of interfaith harmony among different sects.

Speaking on the occasion, the CCPO said foolproof security and traffic arrangements were devised for the occasion and directed all the police officers to intensify the security of all sensitive mosques, imambargahs and public places by deploying additional force.

Mr Dogar said all the suspected vehicles, persons and luggage should be checked thoroughly at entry and exits points of the city. He asked the SPs, DSPs and SHOs to remain in field to personally inspect the arrangements and to maintain constant liaison with the organisers of the religious events.

He said the participants in the programmes as well as police officers and officials should wear masks in view of the Covid-19 and follow all the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

He said police personnel from the Dolphin Squad, Police Response Unit and Elite Force to provide security to more than 500 programmess of Eid Miladun Nabi (SAW).

The CCPO directed the officials concerned to depute snipers on rooftops who should remain highly alert on their duty points till the end of programmes.

The members of the Central Executive Peace Committee, including Hafiz Zubair Virk, Maulana Aslam Siddiqui, Qari Kifayatullah, Agha Shah Hussain Qazalbash, Touqeer Baba, Allama Hakeem Mahmoodul Hassan and Syed Khurram Abbas Naqvi, attended the meeting.

DIG Operations Sohail Chaudhry, CTO Muntazir Mehdi, the SSP Security, SP Dolphin Squad and all divisional SPs and other related officers were also present.

NHMP: The National Highways and Motorways Police (NHMP) have completed its preparations for the grand celebration of Eid Milad at the Central Police Office, Islamabad and at all its regional, zonal and sector offices in different cities and the provincial capitals.

It has arranged various programmes on the occasion. The NHMP radio FM-95 would air special programmes on this special occasion.

In addition, the Central Police Office, Training College and all other offices of the NHMP will be decorated.

The officers of Road Safety Units will share special messages of Eid Milad with the general public across the country. Special gift hampers will also be distributed among the children.

NHMP Inspector General Dr Syed Kaleem Imam has issued directions for smooth and safe travel on the highways and motorways on the occasion.

Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2021

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