The government of Sindh has announced a public holiday on the 27th of December throughout the province. The holiday was for the first time announced by the government of Pakistan Peoples Party for making the death anniversary of its assassinated leader—Benazir Bhutto.
As per a notification issued on Monday, all the departments functional under the government of Sindh would remain closed on the 27th of December that is Thursday. The notification mentioned that all the offices, cooperation, autonomous, semi-autonomous and local councils under the provincial governments would be given a day off, but, necessary services would continue to function.
Back in the year 2007, Benazir Bhutto was murdered during a public gathering at the Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi.
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Additionally, as many as 7,000 policemen would be positioned at the PPP leader’s death anniversary at her final resting place located in Garhi Khuda Bux.
The DIG said that the mausoleum’s entry points would be monitored via the CCTV cameras and walk-through gates would also be installed.
He also added that the mausoleum would be cleared with the aid of the bomb disposal squad, whereas special control rooms would be built at Garhi Khuda Bux and SSP-DIGP offices would be monitoring the situation the complete day.
DIG Javed Akbar gave assurance that the law and order situation would be maintained at all costs during the event.