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Security intensified in AJK ahead of Eid- ul -Azha

Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR (AJK): Security has been beefed up throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir including the lakhs of the UK-based Expatriates 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 22nd of August simultaneously with the nation-wide celebration of the festival across Pakistan, official sources said.
When contacted, a senior AJK administration official told this Correspondent Monday 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 bazaars and shopping malls in order to maintain law and order situation and to discourage and deal with any eventuality firmly.
He said that the police force has been put on alert and vigilance 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 district.
The official sources said that round-the-clock police patrol has also been intensified for maintaining full security across the 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.

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