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Terror threat is prevalent:CCPO Aslam Tareen


Lahore:Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Aslam Tareen has said that, in view of prevalent threat of terrorism and effective action against criminal elements, it is the need of the hour to keep high the morale of the police force. CCPO directed Lahore Police to ensure comprehensive strategy for maintenance of security on the occasion of Juma congregations through snap checking. CCPO further ordered usage of walk-through gates for security purpose and asked divisional SPs to personally review duty of all police personnel deputed at Darbars and Imam Bargahs, along with ensuring continuous patrolling of their respective areas in an effective manner. Muhammad Aslam Tareen said that, in the perspective of current situation, maintenance of law and order and propagation of harmony in the city is highly essential.
In his order, Muhammad Aslam Tareen also directed Lahore Police to carry out special surveillance and snap checking of all inns, hotels, bus stands and wagon stands to ward of any possibility of anti-state activity and ensuring peace and amity in the city. CCPO further directed parking of all vehicles and motorcycles well away from important buildings, mosques and imam barghas. He further directed that code of ethics, formulated with the help of various schools of thought ought to be strictly implemented, according to which there is a strict ban on all provocative and hate mongering from the pulpit. Muhammad Aslam Tareen also directed to increase usage of metal detectors and ensuring maintenance of security at mosques with the close co-operation of its organizers. CCPO said that close co-operation of citizens is highly essential to thwart the nefarious aims of anti-state elements. Muhammad Aslam Tareen appealed to the citizens to keep a watchful eye on its surroundings and, in case they observe any suspicious activity, inform Emergency 15 immediately.

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