‘Friendly policing’: Highway patrol officers hand out flowers

Officials handed out flowers and iftar packets to commuters as part of a public relations exercise.

Our Correspondent August 08, 2013
Friendly: A motorway policewoman distributes Eid gifts to commuters as part of a special public campaign. PHOTO: NNI/FILE


National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) officials handed out flowers and iftar packets including juices and dates to commuters at toll plazas on the province’s highways as part of a public relations exercise on Thursday.

The NHMP’s two-day Public-friendly Soft Policing Campaign was supervised by N-5 Central DIG Mirza Shakil Ahmad on the directions of NHMP IG Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema.

SSPs and DSPs went out on the roads to supervise the campaign.

DIG Ahmad directed Central Zone officers to check public transport for overloading and overcharging and make sure that passengers do not travel on the roofs of buses. The officers were also instructed to coordinate with the National Highways Authority to arrange for extra staff at toll plazas. He asked the officers to treat commuters with respect, exchange Eid greetings with them, and take a lenient view of minor traffic violations.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2013.


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