Security beefed up across AJK ahead of Eid ul Azha

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR (AJK):  (Parliament Times)  Security has been tightened throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir including the district of Mirpur with the deployment of extra police force at various busiest and sensitive sites in the city and other parts of the area to strictly maintain already-available peaceful environment on the occasion of the Muslims sanctified eve of Eid ul Azha, to be celebrated on Ist of August simultaneously with the nation-wide celebration of the festival across Pakistan, official sources said.

When contacted, authoritative AJK government sources told APP Tuesday that on the special directives of the AJ & K government in connection with fool proof security to maintain peace and order across AJK, additional security staff including police force headed by magistrates has been deputed at all the busy places including bazars and shopping malls in order to maintain law and order situation and to discourage and deal with any eventuality firmly.

The sources continued that the police force has been put on alert and vigilant to ensure foolproof security arrangements at the busiest shopping centers and shopping malls and the places of worships – the mosques of all sects, across the state.

The official sources said that round-the-clock police patrol has also been intensified for maintaining full security across the Mirpur district as the tehsil headquarters besides all other small and major towns and villages across the area. The administration has also deputed security personnel in plain clothes to keep a vigilant eye on unscrupulous and suspicious elements, they added.

It may be added that with the blessings of Allah Almighty, traditional unprecedented sectarian harmony and brotherhood prevails among the people of all sects and religions across Azad Jammu & Kashmir including Mirpur division besides exceptionally peaceful and conducive environment to celebrate their religious festivals by the people of all sects and religions.