PESHAWAR: Capital City Police Peshawar has finalised a comprehensive security plan for Youm-e-Ali on 21 Ramazan, the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA).

A spokesman for Peshawar Police said the security plan has been finalised for peaceful observance of Youm-e-Ali after a survey of Imambargahs and sites for the Majalis and processions.

According to security plan, over 900 security personnel will be deployed for security of Majalis and Imambargahs. The monitoring of Majalis will also be carried out through CCTV cameras. Sweeping of all the Imambargahs through bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs will also be carried out. Checking has also been enhanced on entrance and exit routes of the city to avoid any untoward incident during Youm-e-Ali. Policemen in plain clothes will also be deployed outside the Imambargahs to further strengthen security.

The SSU, RRF, ATS, Ladies Police, BDU, City Patrolling Force and DSB personnel will perform security duties during the Youm-e-Ali.

Similar security plans have also been made in other main cities of the country. Pillion riding has also been banned in some cities for two days.

Youm-e-Ali will be observed in Peshawar and rest of the country tomorrow (May 27) with reverence and respect.

Youm-e-Ali is the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA), who is regarded as one of the bravest humans in the Islamic history. Hazrat Ali (RA) was the first child to recognise Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as Messenger of God. He went on to become the fourth Caliph.

Crackdown initiated against toy guns sellers

Peshawar police have initiated crackdown against the sale and purchase of toy guns.

A spokesman for police said officials of Khan Raziq Shaheed Police Station conducted raid at Pepal Mandi and confiscated thousands of toy guns and firecrackers stored in 160 sacks.

Three dealers of toy guns, Shamsur Rehman, Salman and Noman, were arrested during the raid.

Cases have been filed against the arrested dealers and they have been shifted to lock up.

The district administration has banned the sale and purchase of toy guns, but this ban is being flouted openly. The crackdown of police is considered an encouraging sign for implementation of the ban.