Police officials asked to wear bulletproof vests amid 'threat to life' in Punjab

All relevant police departments are directed to strictly follow the orders


Saleh Mughal January 09, 2019
Police officials issued warning to wear bullet proof jacket. PHOTOS: EXPRESS/FILE

RAWALPINDI: Senior police officers in Punjab have been asked to wear the bulletproof jackets amid 'threats to their lives'.

Sources told The Express Tribune that the Punjab police chief warned his officers through a notification issued on Wednesday, saying that all police officers must wear bulletproof jackets as they are required to remain on high-alert to deal with any law and order situation which poses serious threat to their lives.

All officers of DSP, ASP rank and above were addressed in the notification. They were asked to carry or wear the bulletproof jacket round the clock to avoid any untoward incident from taking place.

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It was also directed in the notification to all relevant police departments of Punjab Police to strictly implement the orders.

Earlier on July 9, 2018, the National Counter Terrorism Authority  disclosed that almost all the leading politicians, belonging to almost all mainstream political parties, were facing serious security threats in the backdrop of the July 25 general election.

Briefing the Senate Committee on Interior, Nacta officials revealed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, the Awami National Party’s (ANP) Afsandyar Wali, the Qaumi Watan Party’s (QWP) Aftab Sherpao and leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were under threat.

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The other politicians who were facing security threats included the Khyber Pakhtunkwa (K-P) former chief ministers Akram Durrani and Ameer Haider Hoti. Durrani belongs to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam  while Hoti belongs to the ANP.

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