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High alert ordered in Islamabad

June 05, 2020

Islamabad : Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar has directed all police officials to ensure high alert security and enhance patrolling measures in the city for protection to the lives and property of the citizens.

He made these directions while chairing a meeting held via video link on Thursday and was attended by DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed and other senior police officials.

The IGP reviewed the overall security arrangements and policing efforts to curb crime.

He directed to put security on high alert and asked DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed to monitor the security of the district himself.

He said that all Zonal SPs would brief the policemen deputed at pickets on a daily basis and ensure pursuance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the performance of their duties.

Islamabad police chief directed to install security cameras at police pickets of the city and said that no picket would operate without having CCTV cameras.

He said that all patrolling officers and senior officials would sign on register placed at police pickets and write their comments in it whether SOPs are being followed by duty policemen or not.

The IGP directed to check all persons and vehicles entering in Red Zone and to maintain high vigilance at entry and exit points of the city.

He said that joint search operations should be conducted along with other law enforcement agencies.

He also appealed citizens to keep identification documents with them during travel and cooperate with police if they demand it for the purpose of identity.

Aamir Zulfiqar said that the purpose of all these arrangements is to ensure effective security in the city and protect lives as well as the property of the citizens.

He asked police officials to accelerate efforts against those involved in street crime, bootlegging, illegal occupation on lands, and at-large criminals.

The crime rate would reduce after tightening security, the IGP said, and also stressed for a decent attitude with citizens.

The IGP directed for effective policing and involve the community in various police-related affairs.

The successful policing is not possible without the cooperation of community members and they should be taken into confidence regarding efforts against crime as well as anti-social elements, he added.