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IG Punjab Chairs Meeting on Implementation of National Action Plan

-- Rao Sardar Ali Khan says activities of banned organizations, especially those included in the Fourth Schedule, should be closely monitored

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LAHORE– Inspector General of Police Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that all available resources should be utilized to maintain law & order and expedite implementation of National Action Plan to eliminate criminal elements. 

He further said that timely acquisition of intelligence is key in curbing the activities of anti-social elements and police teams should strengthen their intelligence network and make information sharing system more active so that timely steps could be taken to thwart heinous intentions of terrorists.

The IGP stressed upon security plan and surveillance of all sensitive places i.e religious madrehsas and minority places of worship. He directed supervisory officers to visit field areas for regular monitoring of security measures.

He said that the activities of persons belonging to banned organizations included in the Fourth Schedule should be closely monitored and strict legal action should be taken against those responsible for any attempt to disrupt the peace.

He further said that propagation of religious hatred through wall-chalking, blasphemous speeches is not acceptable in any case and a close coordination should be kept with scholars of all thoughts in this regard. He further said that strict implementation of Tenancy Registration Act and Loudspeaker Act is a matter of urgency and delay in legal proceedings against violators would not be tolerated.

He expressed these views while directing officers in a high-level meeting on Implementation of National Action Plan at the Central Police Office here today.

During the meeting, Additional IG Operations Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan and Additional IG CTD Waseem Ahmad Khan briefed IG Punjab about the implementation of National Action Plan. IGP Punjab directed that crackdown on display of arms, aerial firing and illegal and unlicensed arms should be intensified.

He added to conduct combing, search and intelligence based operations around slums, railway stations, bus stands, hotels and other sensitive places and reports of these operations should be sent to the Central Police Office regularly.

He further said that security audit of sensitive religious, public and high profile places of the province should be re-conducted and if further resources are required for improvement in security arrangements, it should be provided immediately.

Addl IG Operations Punjab also provided details of joint combing, search and intelligence based operations during the last three months. Additional IG Operations Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan and Additional IG CTD, Wasim Ahmed Khan and other officers were also present in the meeting.— PRESS RELEASE