ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Saddar Police have been directed to ensure effective policing measures in their respective areas and strict implementation on security plan to be made during Ramazan.
These directions were made by Superintendent of Police (Saddar) Sarfaraz Ahmed Virk 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 was held following directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan and DIG Operations Waqaruddin Syed.
It was decided to make security at Masjid in the area more effective and implementation on SOPs issued by the government for faithfuls to be ensured.
The SP Saddar Sarfaraz Ahmed Virk directed to place plastic barriers instead of concrete barriers at police pickets in Saddar Zone which should have reflecting tape on them and warning boards, having instructions of reducing speed, should be fixed 100 meters before pickets.
He directed to complete investigation of pending cases and conduct meetings with complainants for getting information about the suspect. He said that investigation cases should not exceed utpo 15 percent of registered cases and information about shifting accused to the lock up should be shared with other police stations and Crime Investigation Wing of Islamabad police.
The SP Saddar directed to immediately respond to the calls received from Rescue 15 and take strict action against hoax callers. He also directed all SHOs to complete the record of their police stations and present compliance certificates.
He asked SDPOs to conduct meetings with complainants of high profile cases and arrange their meeting with him.
The SP Saddar checked the crime rate of various police stations and directed to constitute special squads for arrest of proclaimed offenders. He directed all SDPOs and SHOs to brief policemen themselves performing duties at police pickets.
The SP Saddar said that performance of investigation officers would be checked on continuous basis as per directions of DIG Operations Waqaruddin Syed. Those involved in dereliction of duties would have to face disciplinary action, he maintained.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2020.