Islamabad police tighten security of shrines

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Following the Suicide Blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan Sharif last night, Islamabad police have tightened the security of all shrines in the City and special vigilance is being maintained through checking of devotees as well as strict patrolling in the vicinity of these religious places, police source said.

Following directions from Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Islamabad Sajid Kiani, elaborate security arrangements is being maintained and metal detectors are being used for checking of devotees.

The SSP Operations Islamabad said that cooperation of citizens is very much crucial for success of security arrangements in the city and asked to inform police in case of observing any suspicious activity.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police along with Pakistan Rangers conducted search operation in various areas of the city. Police is conducting checking at slum areas, inns, hotels and restaurants.

These measures are being taken to ensure foolproof security and keep vigilant eye on the suspected elements.

The SSP Operations Islamabad Sajid Kiani has said that a comprehensive plan of searching and combing has been devised to secure the city. He said Islamabad police would continue search operations in coming days and complete combing would be made of sensitive areas.

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