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January 12, 2015

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Capital police finalise security, vigilance committees

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital police, while introducing community based security and vigilance bodies, have finalised names of 1,600 citizens who would be given representation in the Security and Vigilance Committees being established to insure safety of people and curb criminal activities through public cooperation.
Islamabad Inspector General of Police Tahir Alam Khan, while addressing during a briefing session of the selected citizens at Police Line Headquarters here, said the Islamabad police will fight against terrorism and criminals with the help of people of the city.
AIG (Operations) Dr Sultan Azam Temuri, SSP Mir Vais Niaz, all zonal SPs, SDPOs, SHOs, beat officers, members of committees and media persons were also present on the occasion.Created on the directions of Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, the vigilance committees would be functional soon.
The IGP Islamabad said the committees are very crucial for maintaining peace and notables of the society are being made members of these bodies and special cards would be issued to them. He said that 2,700 applications have been received from the city in which 1,600 names are finalised who will be issued police cards after complete verification.
He said that 99 beat officers are appointed who will keep liaison with the members. The committee members will be allotted streets and mohallas in their areas and they will gather information about suspicious elements and will deliver that information through SMS to their respective beat officer.
The IGP said those disturbing peace of the city will not be spared and police along with community will make every possible effort for making the capital city more secure. The AIG Operations said security audit of 422 school and colleges have been completed. As many as 34 DSPs and inspector-level officers have been appointed who will give lectures to students and staff during assembly session. He also said that security alert system have been provided to

all educational institutions.

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