Ahead of Christmas services in churches across the province followed by Christians inundating public places the Sindh Police chief has issued special directives to his subordinates seeking special security arrangements in this regard. Reports emerged that Inspector General of Sindh Police had previously directed for foolproof security on December 25 which marks both Christmas and birthday of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhamad Ali Jinnah.
A spokesman for the Inspector General of Sindh Police explained that on the occasions of Christmas and Quaid-e-Azam Day, police will go all out in order to ensure foolproof security at churches and public places including parks and other recreational places in Karachi and other cities across Sindh Province.
In this connection, police personnel will be deployed at churches, missionary schools and predominantly Christian neighborhoods. Special arrangements will be made to ensure security and safety of Christians on Christmas Day.
At the same time special security arrangements will be made at Quaid’s mausoleum. In order to pay homage to the Founder of the Nation people are expected to arrive at the mausoleum in large numbers.
The spokesman further said that in view of the extraordinary rush of the people, a heavy police contingent will be deployed for security in, around and at the gates of the mausoleum. It was further stated that special arrangements will be made to ensure security clearance of each and every person entering the premises.
Sindh High Court has directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and the District Metropolitan Corporations to make sure that the salaries of Christian employees are paid before Christmas. Sindh High Court on Thursday, December 22 directed the concerned authorities during the hearing of a petition filed by the Sajjan Union.