According to Chief Police Officer Rawalpindi Faisal Rana, the guns and arms are banned in Murree during Eid-Al-Adha and Independence day holidays in order to ensure the safety and security of tourists and promote peace.
While chairing the meeting with senior officials, Rana said the safety and security of tourists coming from all regions and foreign countries, is of top priority for the police department. He also said no licensed or unlicensed weapon would be allowed in the territory if any incident of firing is witnessed the hotels where the suspects are staying would also be held responsible, so it is also the duty of hosts to ensure firearm security.
During the high officials meeting including Rawalpindi SSP Operations, Division SP, CTO Rawalpindi, and others drafted special security and traffic plan for Murree and Rawalpindi district during the holidays.
The police officers would not be taking holidays for the upcoming long vacation period in order to ensure full deployment of security personnel.
Murree will be overrun by the visitors during holidays
Commenting on the previous figures the meeting was informed that 128,000 vehicles headed Murree during Eid ul Fitr this year and 60,000 vehicles entered Murree last year. The planning team forecasted increased figures in the number of vehicles this year. As many as 150,000 vehicles are expected to enter Murree during Eid and Independence holidays and 500,000 people are expected to visit the area.