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Police to enforce virus SOPs: Islamabad DIG operations

Reviews security arrangements in capital

​ Our Correspondent May 04, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Police will maintain high vigilance to ensure implementation on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the government to avoid coronavirus, said , Operations DIG Waqaruddin Syed on Sunday.

Reviewing the overall security arrangements in the city and policing efforts for awareness against Covid-19, the DIG operations directed police officers to ensure implementation on all government directions to avoid coronavirus and give awareness to people about precautionary measures including advantages of social distancing.

He also appealed the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad Police in its efforts to curb Covid-19.

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

DIG Syed directed all police officials for effective security duties at all mosques as per plan and also brief volunteers in this regard. In coordination with Islamabad Traffic Police, he also asked for effective action against one-wheelers and ensure crackdown against them.

He directed police officials for strict patrolling and high vigilance in their respective areas from Iftar to Sehr timings.

The special duties should be assigned during these timings and patrolling to be made more effective, he maintained.

DIG operations directed officers to check car and bike thefts and ensure strict action against anti-social elements having illegal weapons or involved other acts.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2020.

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