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Christmas, Quaid-e-Azam Day in Lahore To Have Police Protection, Says DIG Ops


LAHORE– Lahore Police will provide foolproof security to the citizens on the eve of Christmas and Quaid-e-Azam Day.

This was stated by Deputy Inspector General of Police (operations wing) Lahore Rai Babar who presided over a high level meeting at the District Police Lines Qila Gujar Singh on Saturday.

SSP Operations Muhammad Naveed, SP Security Bilal Zafar, SP Headquarters Syed Karar Hissain, SP Dolphins Squad , SP VVIP, all divisional SPs, SDPOs and SHOs attended the meeting.

DIG Operations Rai Baber Saeed directed SHOs to visit all the churches in their jurisdiction and counter check the security arrangements taken by administration of churches including installation of CCTV cameras, walk through gates and use of metal detectors.

He further directed them to meet the leadership of churches including Pastors and resolve issues if any in consultation with all stake holders. Fresh and alert contingents of Police force should be deputed on security of churches, parks and related places.

He added strict monitoring of all these places will be ensured and he will personally check security duties on Christmas eve. DIG said Police Jawans of Dolphin Squad and Police Response Unit will be highly alert on their posting points and ensure complete checking of citizens at Churches and other related places.

Dolphin Squad and PRU teams will ensure effective patrolling around these religious places. The citizens will be provided three layer safety at Churches parks and related places.

DIG Operations Lahore Rai Baber Saeed further said that search and combing operations, sweep checking, geofencing, biometric verification and all other preventive measures will be adopted to restrain from and untoward situation.

Metal detectors and walk through gates along with CCTV cameras will be used for checking and monitoring purposes. Snipers will be deputed on roofs of building to keep an eye on any suspects or suspicious activity.

Strict action will be taken against parsons involved in aerial firing, one wheeling and hooliganism on Christmas and New Year Night.

All the vehicles, motor bikes and persons will be thoroughly checked at Exit and Entrance points of the city.

DIG Operations Lahore Rai Babar Saeed hoped that citizens will play a positive role and provide full support to Lahore Police to ensure law and order in the city during Christmas and Quaid’s Day.