Lahore, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Inspector General Police Punjab, Faisal Shahkar has said that fool proof arrangements for the security of Ashura processions and Majalis should be ensured at any cost. He said that the police should ensure the active role of peace committees in collaboration with the district administration, establish an atmosphere of mutual harmony with the scholars of all schools of thought and civil society.
He said that special attention should be given to security of places in entrance and exit points of city. He stressed upon best security arrangements for Imambargahs, mosques and other places of worship. IG Punjab while giving instructions said that all the routes of Ashura procession should be monitored with Safe City and CCTV cameras and Special Branch, CTD and sensitive agencies should speed up search and combing operations.
He expressed these views today while presiding over a meeting held at District Police Lines Lahore to review the security and crime situation of Muharram. In the meeting, CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar briefed about Crime Control, while DIG Operations Afzal Kausar briefed IG Punjab about the security arrangements regarding Ashura Muharram.
During the meeting, IG Punjab issued orders to adopt a zero tolerance policy regarding cases of violence and harassment against women and children and to restructure the Gender Crime Cell and make it more active. He said that women personnel and officers in the force should also be given a chance in the field.
Faisal Shahkar said that ill-treatment of citizens will not be tolerated under any circumstances, there should be a clear change in the behaviour of officers. He said that only by improving public service delivery and reaching out to the victims, the police can gain the trust and support of the citizens, so any delay in registering cases will not be tolerated.
IG Punjab said that indiscriminate action should be taken against the land mafia who are occupying the properties of overseas Pakistanis and innocent citizens and organized gangs should be brought under the law by taking concrete steps to control street crime in the city. He directed to increase patrolling of dolphins and Peru forces near sensitive mosques, imambargahs, public places and markets.
He instructed the field officers to give full cooperation to the citizens coming to follow their cases. On this occasion, CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, DIG Operations Afzal Ahmed Kausar, DIG Investigation Kamran Adil, CTO Lahore Muntazer Mehdi, SSPs of Operations and Investigations, all Divisional SPs and Other officers of Lahore police were also present.
Earlier, on the arrival of the IG Punjab at the police lines, the children of the martyrs presented a bouquet of flowers to the IG Punjab. IG Punjab laid flowers on the memory of the martyrs in Lahore Police Lines and recited Fatiha for the martyrs. Faisal Shahkar paid tribute to the eternal sacrifices of the martyrs of Lahore Police and also recorded his impressions in the memorial book on martyrs.
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