Islamabad Police to enforce virus SOPs in rural areas

Hand sanitisers, masks to be provided to cops


​ Our Correspondent May 01, 2020
Islamabad Police. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The capital police of rural zone will ensure implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid coronavirus (Covid-19) spread and maintain high vigilance during holy month of Ramazan to provide effective security to citizens.

It was stated by Superintendent of Police (Rural) Malik Naeem Iqbal while chairing a meeting attended by Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and Station House Officers (SHOs) of police stations falling in Saddar Zone.

The meeting decided to make security at mosques more effective and volunteers to be also briefed in that regard. Rural zone SP Malik Naeem Iqbal directed for special deployment in the area during sehar and iftar timings and high vigilance at nights in residential areas.

He also directed to ensure use of sanitizers by those visiting police stations and give them safety tips against COVID-19 including social distancing and others.

Iqbal checked the crime rate of various police stations and directed to constitute special squads to curb car and bike lifting crimes. It was also directed to ensure effective crackdown against proclaimed offenders and check the performance against such efforts on daily basis.

He directed all SDPOs and SHOs to brief policemen themselves performing duties at police pickets. It was directed to provide hand sanitisers and masks to cops before sending them to duty.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2020.

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