Lahore, August 10, 2018
Inspector General of Police Punjab Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam has said that Aerial firing, fireworks and the violation of the loud-speaker act will not be tolerated on the eve of Independence Day. All the police officers are directed to make plans for patrolling squad as well as special motorcycle squad that will do their duty in shifts from 13th August and would take prompt action against those who would violate law. He directed DPOs of the sensitive districts to lay the security plan for A-category ceremonies under their supervision and to ensure the implementation of security relevant SOPs. He also orders strict legal action against the youngsters who do one wheeling or ride motorbikes without silencers. He expressed these views while giving directions to the senior police officers. The session was attended by Addl. IG Establishment Azhar Hameed Khokhar, Addl. IG Welfare and Finance Tariq Masood Yaseen, Addl. IG Investigation Punjab, Abu Bakar Khudabaksh, DIG Headquarters Shehzada Sultan, DIG Elite Afzal Butt, DIG D&I Sarfaraz Falki, DIG Legal Abdul Rab Chaudhry, DIG Training Mirza Farhan Baig, DIG Establishment-II, Babar Bakht Qureshi, DIG Investigation Saad Akhtar Bharwana along with other senior officers. AIG Operation Imran Mehmood briefed IG Punjab that 26399 officers and officials will do security duty of the ceremonies held on Independence Day. Out of 26399, 245 are SPs and DSPs, 530 Inspectors, 3495 Sub-Inspectors and ASIs, 18012 Constables and Head Constables while 4392 volunteers will perform security duty. He further told that 142 walk-through gates, 2942 metal detectors and more than a thousand CCTV cameras will be installed for security purpose. IG Punjab further orders the officers to ensure the security of public places, parks etc. throughout the province for the ceremonies being held for Independence Day celebrations. The patrolling hours of Dolphin and PERU will also be increased while strict security arrangements would be made for the security of parking areas so that citizens could celebrate impendence Day without any fear. Moreover, IG Punjab also met and listened to the complaints in person of those who came to “Khuli Kacheri” at Central Police Office and ordered the concerned officers to solve their issues. AIG complaints Ali Javed Malik and PS to IG Afzaal Ahmed Kausar accompanied IG Punjab at “Khuli Kacheri”. IG Punjab directed DIG Welfare to recruit the son of Late police official on family quota upon the request of Rasheeda Bibi as well as he ordered Addl. IG investigation to investigate the murder case of a complainant Muneera Bibi who came from Okara. He ordered AIG complaints to take departmental action against the officers who show negligence towards their job. IG Punjab said that complainants can contact him directly in person to get their problems solved.