Punjab Police have been directed to stay alert by the provincial police chief.
Officers serving in the field have been asked to constitute special teams in order to ensure round-the-clock patrolling in their respective areas. Superintendants were told by Muhammad Habibur Rehman, the Inspector General of Punjab Police (IGP), to supervise patrolling.
Rehman issued the orders during a meeting held at the Rawalpindi Police Club. The IG was in Pindi to review security arrangements.
The IGP told the officers to intensify snap-checking without inconveniencing the public. The officers were told to be polite during body searches and snap-checking.
City and regional heads were also told to secure police offices. Maintain a record of empty and rented houses across the province, directed IGP Rehman.
RPO Captain (retired) Zubair, CPO Azhar Hameed Khokhar, Jhelum DPO Dr Ali Khatak, Attock DPO Muhammad Hilal Khan, and DPO Chakwal Kashif Mushtaq Kanju attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2012.
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