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Suicide attack on Elite Force outside Data Darbar a cowardly act: IGP

Orders all RPOs, DPOs to visit field during Taraveeh prayer

By Our Special Correspondent

LAHORE: Inspector General Police (IGP, Punjab Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan said that suicide attack on the elite force van outside Data Darbar is cowardly act of anti social elements, which cannot tremble the resolve and commitment of brave officers and officials to protect lives and properties of public.
He further directed all RPOs and DPOs, to visit field during Taraveeh Prayer to check the security of “A” category mosques while police officials should stand at distance while performing security duty.
He further said that on highways a sniper should also be deputed at a distance from check post to handle any untoward threat or incident, and instead of permanent check posts mobile check posts and snipe checking should be started. He further said that senior officers should brief officials on security duty about the sensitivity and importance of their duty on daily basis to get best results.
He further directed to beef up the security at sensitive Mosques, Imambargah and other important business and public centres. Search, sweep, combing and intelligence based operations should be geared up further improving the security checking of vehicles and passengers at entry and exit points of city. He expressed these views while issuing directions to RPO, s and DPO, s conference. At this occasion Addl: IGP Operations Punjab Inam Ghani, CCPO Lahore BA Nasir Addl: IGP Special Branch Punjab Zaeem Sheikh, Addl IG CTD Tahir Rai and DIG Operations Punjab Captain (R) Atta Muhamad while all RPO,s and DPO,s participated via video link conference.
IGP also visited the Data Darbar after the blast and condemned the terror attack on Elite Force he also monitored rescue and relief activities. In conference IGP said to officers that officers and officials sacrificing their lives in the line of duty during holy month of Ramzan are the guiding path for all nations and police force.
He further said that Punjab Police is acting as front line soldier in war against terrorism and sacrifices of police officials for peace in country will not go wasted.
He further said that families of martyrs are my foremost responsibility and will take steps in this regard on priority basis. IG Punjab further said that crackdown against the anti social elements should be geared up across all the districts of Punjab. Effective patrolling in the vicinity of Mosques, Imambargahs and other minority worship places should be ensured so that live and property of public can be protected ensuring the rule of law.

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