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30 Dec 2019 | 06:07 AM UTC

Pakistan: Heightened security measures ahead of New Year celebrations in Punjab on December 31

Authorities announce increased security measures around churches in Punjab ahead of New Year celebrations on December 31; remain vigilant to militant activities

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Event

The Punjab home department requested police to deploy increased security measures around churches ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations on Tuesday, December 31. Additional police personnel, security checks, business closures, and removal of all abandoned vehicles in the vicinity of places of worship and other strategic areas are expected.

Associated localized transportation and business disruptions are expected near churches across the province.  

Advice

Individuals in Pakistan are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, report any suspicious objects or behavior, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.