LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that enemy wants to create unrest in Pakistan but we should all get united to foil such efforts by promoting tolerance and religious harmony.
While presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order in Lahore on Saturday to review security arrangements in different parts of the province in connection with Youm-e-Ashur, the Chief Minister said that all-out measures have been adopted to ensure peace during Muharram and a four-layer security cordon has been made for all Majalis and mourning processions.
Shahbaz Sharif said that security plan for Muharram-ul-Haram should be implemented at any cost and monitoring of security arrangements is being ensured.
The Chief Minister said that police force and official of security agencies should perform their duties till the conclusion of Majalis and mourning processions, and the code of conduct for Muharram should also be implemented.
The Punjab Chief Minister further said that food should be provided to the police officials performing security duty, adding that religious harmony, brotherhood and unity need to be promoted to make Pakistan a welfare state in true terms.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Punjab Minister for Counter Terrorism Lt Colonel (retd) Sardar Muhammad Ayub Khan Ghadi, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Inspector General of Police (IGP), senior officials of law enforcing agencies (LEAs), and other concerning officials.