Thursday, December 25, 2008

Security tightened in Kurram for Muharram

Thursday, December 25, 2008
PARACHINAR: The political administration (PA) of the Kurram Agency has made foolproof security arrangements for peaceful observance of Muharram in the agency, a senior government official said here on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters here, Political Agent Arshad Majeed said meetings were held with religious scholars of both the sects and they assured full cooperation to the political authorities for maintaining sectarian harmony and brotherhood.

The Pak-Afghan border areas would be sealed from 7th-12th of Muharram for security purposes, while check-posts have been set up at various important places to foil designs of saboteurs and anti-state elements.

Special directives have been issued to the law-enforcing agencies to take extra security measures during Muharram, he added. Majeed said the political administration has been asked to keep close vigil on movement of suspects.

He said the Parachinar-Chappry Road would be closed for traffic on Muharram 9 and 10. He said that he was in close contact with the Tesco, the Wapda and the PTCL authorities to ensure their services during Muharram.