More than 10,000 policemen will be deployed in the city on the Independence Day to to provide effective security for the celebrations and events in this regard. This was announced by Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ahmad Raza Tahir on Tuesday during a meeting with some senior police officers.
The CCPO said that some 50 functions and rallies have been planned for the Independence Day and providing security to all of them was the police’s responsibility.
He issued instruction to the officials concerned to take immediate action against one-wheelers, motorbikes without silencers and others found disrupting the traffic. The CCPO specifically issued directions against youngsters pestering other citizens.
The CCPO said that the city police should also be on high alert the night before the Independence Day.
Special teams have been constituted for taking immediate action against one-wheelers. Control rooms have also been established at the offices of the divisional superintendents of police in addition to the central control room to handle emergencies.
The CCPO directed the SPs to keep bus and wagon stands, trade and business centres, hotels and all entrances to the city under strict surveillance.
He urged the traffic wardens, the Muhafiz Force, the Elite Force and the district police to work together.
He announced later that a special security plan had been evolved for maintaining a smooth traffic flow on the occasion.
Additional traffic wardens would be deployed along important routes to control the traffic and avoid traffic jams.
He directed the DIG (operations) to personally supervise the implementation on traffic and security plans and ensure that all officers were present at their assigned roots.
The meeting was informed that 10 mobile canteens will provide food to the officials on duty.
The CCPO appealed to the citizens to extend their whole-hearted cooperation to the police for the implementation of its traffic plan and the maintenance of law and order.
“We request the citizens to celebrate and enjoy the Independence Day in a peaceful manner and inform us of any suspicious people around them,” he said.
He said he would make surprise visits to various places to review the security arrangements.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.