ISLAMABAD: Police officials should ensure wearing protective gear during the Covid-19 outbreak said Islamabad IGP Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar on Wednesday.
He visited headquarters of Islamabad Traffic Police and examined the hygiene kits given to police by private company for protection against coronavirus.
Traffic SSP Farrukh Rasheed, SP Khalid Rasheed, Rual Division SP Chaudhry Arshad, DSPs and other police officials were also present.
The equipment included safety kits, ambulance, computers, printers and LCDs. SSP Rasheed briefed IGP about the performance of traffic police and the overall functioning of the force.
He said the traffic police personnel were making efforts to create awareness against Covid-19 among citizens like Operation Wing, besides ensuring smooth flow of traffic in the city.
IGP Zulfiqar directed for strict action against those involved in one-wheeling and stunts on roads.
The IGP further directed for awareness among citizens to fasten seat belts during drive and use helmets on bikes.
He said that policy of first greet then talk, `Phele Salam- Phir Kalam', should be adopted and indecent attitude would not be tolerated.
Aamir Zulfiqar directed to provide Iftar to policemen at their duty points. He also approved strength of 50 more policemen for Islamabad Traffic Police to ensure smooth traffic flow in the city.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2020.