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January 25, 2020

Cabinet body reviews law, order

Lahore

January 25, 2020

A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Law and Order held here Friday at Civil Secretariat reviewed the law and order situation in the City in connection with Pakistan-Bangladesh cricket series.

Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat chaired the meeting. Provincial ministers Ansar Majeed Khan, Colonel (r) Hashim Dogar and Taimur Ahmed Khan, Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib Dastagir, Additional Chief Secretary Home Momin Agha and other officers concerned were present. The committee reviewed the law and order situation in the City regarding Pak Bangladesh cricket series. Law enforcing agencies informed the meeting that the law and order situation in the City is satisfactory. The law minister directed that security be kept on high alert during the cricket matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi and a traffic plan should be devised in such a way that minimum problems were created for the people. The committee also approved a supplementary grant of Rs 276. 6 million for salaries of 897 employees of the Punjab Safe Cities Authority in addition to Rs 388 million for operational and maintenance cost.

Meanwhile, the issue of deployment of the Special Police Unit for the security of foreigners in the under-construction Faisalabad Industrial and Economic Zone was postponed for further consultation with the stakeholders.