LAHORE - Chairman Public Affairs Unit Hamza Shahbaz has feared the anti-state elements can destroy peace in Punjab on the occasion of Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) which is being observed today.

“Nefarious elements can hatch conspiracy to destroy peace in the province and fan religious hatred in the name of sectarianism on the occasion of Chehlum,” Hamza said in a statement yesterday. He directed law enforcement agencies across the province to remain alert and discharge their duties efficiently on this occasion.

He said all measures should be taken keeping in view the threat of terrorism. “Strict security, protective measures, and physical search along with other necessary steps should be ensured on the routes of the processions,” he ordered.