High security needed in Muharram due to threat from takfiri terrorists

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Every year, Pakistan government and its provinces governments had to arrange extraordinary security preparations to those who observe Muharram rituals to commemorate the Martyrs of Karbala and their leader the infallible Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, the grandson of Prophet of Islam and humanity.

But, instead of taking concrete measures to eliminate the banned takfiri outfits due to their links with Saudi Wahhabis, government shows its efficiency by deploying extraordinary force. One such example is the Sindh government that has directed the district administration and law enforcement agencies to take strict security measures for implementation of a code of conduct during Muharram to maintain peace and sectarian harmony.

They were also asked to use surveillance cameras, where required, and carry out cleanliness on the routes of Muharram processions.

The directives were issued by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah while chairing a high-level meeting here to review security arrangements during Muharram, which begins on Wednesday.

Referring to street crime, the meeting was informed that an intelligence-based operation had already been launched against street criminals, carjackers and bandits, whose results could be seen in the days to come.