At least 200 Mobile Squad cars and motorcycles will patrol the city to maintain law and order during Eid holidays, Capital City Police Officer Ahmed Raza Tahir said on Monday.
He was speaking at a meeting to review security arrangements for Eid holidays.
The CCPO directed the police to ensure “foolproof” security on Chand Raat and Eid day.
He said police officials would be assigned duties on entrances to all mosques and imambargahs. He added that no one would be allowed to enter these facilities without a thorough security check.
He said camps would be set up in all major markets where policemen would perform duties in plain clothes as well. He said policemen mounted on horses would be deployed in crowded areas to clear passage. Besides shopping places, police posts would be set up near parks and other recreational places.
The CCPO directed all divisional superintendents of police to ensure that all suspicious vehicles were searched. He added that passengers at bus stands and railway station would be allowed to board buses and trains after a security check. CCPO Tahir directed officials at Emergency helpline No15 to remain on high alert and quickly respond to complaints.
He said policemen should welcome citizens coming to police stations so that they were encouraged to report suspicious persons or activities instead of avoiding the police out of fear. He appealed to the citizens to report suspicious activities and ensured that their identity would be protected.
National Highways and Motorway Police DIG Muhammad Shafique on Monday directed all chief patrolling officers to increase the number of public services vehicle (PSV) checking and movie points on the motorway.
He said a comprehensive contingency plan had been prepared to ensure smooth flow of traffic in Sectors M-2 (South) and M-3.
Under the plan, additional patrolling vehicles would be deployed and number of on-duty officials increased to assist travelers.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2011.
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