Special cell to monitor social media

Special cell to monitor social media in Muharram, says Capital City Police Officer (CCPO

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar has said round-the-clock monitoring of social media will be ensured through a special monitoring cell in Muharram.

While presiding over a meeting of the Central Executive District Peace Committee at the District Police Lines Qilla Gujjar Singh here on Sunday, he said police along with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and the FIA would take strict action against uploading and making viral controversial, blasphemous videos, inciting posts, texts and hate material, promoting extremism, religious disputes and sectarianism.

The Capital City Police Officer stressed the need for creating religious harmony and brotherhood, forging unity among people of different groups, sects and beliefs to ensure maintenance of peace and solidarity in the city.

The Capital City Police Officer said 7,210 Majalis would be held in the city in Muharram, out of which 60 per cent would be held during the first 10 days of Muharram. Senior police officers and members of the peace committee including Maulana Muhammad Ali Naqashbandi, Mufti Imran-ul-Hassan, Mufti Imran Hanfi, Agha Shah Hussain Kazalbash, Syed Mehdi Shah, Hafiz Muhammad Zubair, Maulana Asad Ubaida, Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hassan, Mautasim Elahi Zaheer, Maulana Aziz-ur-Rehman and others attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Capital City Police Officer visited the polling stations in Lahore on the occasion of general elections of the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the security arrangements and implementation of corona SOPs.

He checked the arrangements at various polling stations, including at Ichhra and Gulberg, met the presiding officers and inquired about the security arrangements from them. A total of 25 polling stations were set up across the City in connection with the Kashmir elections.

The vehicles of six DSPs, 25 SHOs, 12 Elites Force, and 14 Dolphin Squad were on patrol. A total of 850 police officers and jawans, including eight special squads, were deployed at the polling stations. In terms of sensitivity, polling stations were divided into A, B and C categories. At least 40 personnel were deployed at a category polling stations, 25 at B category and 15 at C category polling stations.

Source: The News

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