ISLAMABAD  – Civil Protection Association (CPA) has called upon the government to improve deteriorating situation of security by directing police and administration to take special measures for the protection of citizens and their properties in the country.

A seminar titled, “Come and Join Hands for the Civil Protection,” was organised by the CPA to address the threats and hazards, preparation and protection of people from the mid-July to mid-September monsoon floods, Ramadan, precessions in the month of Muharram, Safar and Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Speakers included Brig (Redt) Attiqur Rehman, Dr Asif, Consultant United Nations, Asad Alam Naqvi, President Safina Welfare Services, Asghar Shahhedi, Vice President Khoja Jammat Pakistan, Aqeel Mosa Principle Jamia Imamia-Karachi and Syed Asad Alam stressed on proper checking on entry and exit points of all the sensitive cities and called for increased patrolling specially during the night.

The police and intelligence agencies should keep any eye on suspicious activities while masses were asked to remain alert to avoid any untoward incident in their vicinity.

Many suggestions were given to address domestic security issues that have impacted millions representing different school of thoughts and the minorities over the past 30 years.

The discussions and speeches focused on the security of Majalis and processions. The main objective was to create awareness and to minimise the loss of life and other damages through appropriate security measures. Air Marshall (r) Sayed Qaiser Hussain, Chairman of CPA invited over a hundred trustees and procession leaders from Islamabad/Rawalpindi and surrounding cities.

They have lauded the contribution of CPA in promoting tolerance, harmony, cooperation, ignorance and understanding among different schools of thought which helps in development of society which is turn make the country a better place to live.

Syed Asad Alam lauded the role of trustees, procession leaders and NGOs and believed that their input would improve the security situation in the country. CPA plans to organize a series of such seminars in major cities to ensure the best practices for preventing as well as preparing for and managing the consequences of domestic and regional crises and disasters, the seminar was told.

The civil security professionals and ex-government officials also gave some practical suggestions. The demonstration on disaster management and emergency first aid training was also performed.