Lahore:All the officials of Elite Police Force are being withdrawn from security and non-operational duties from all over the Punjab province. The policemen serving as gunmen with private personalities and institutions have also been directed to report to the department.
The decision to this effect was taken during a high-level meeting presided over by Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Mohammad Habib-ur-Rehman at Central Police Office today. Addl: IGP Punjab, Malik Khuda Bakhsh Awan, CCPO Lahore, Aslam Tareen, Addl: IGP, Investigation Punjab, Naseem ul Zaman, Addl: IG R&D, Anwer Virk, Addl: IG Welfare and Finance, Sarmad Saeed, Addl: IG PHP, Khan Baig, Addl: IG Special Branch, Punjab, Nasir Khan Durani, Addl: IG CTD, Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera, DIG Operation Lahore, Rai Muhammad Tahir, DIG Operation Punjab, Suhail Khan, DIG Investigation Punjab, Mirza Shakeel, DIG Telecommunication Dr. Arif Mushtaq, DIG Investigation Lahore, Ch. Shafeeq, CTO Lahore, Dr. Usman Anwer and SSP MT, Jaffar Abbas attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that 2000 officials of Battalion-8 of the Punjab Constabulary would be deployed on duties form where Elite police force personnel would be withdrawn. The meeting also decided that at least 8000 additional policemen would be deployed around mosques and installations in the sensitive areas while the police would remain on high alert during Sehr, and Traveeh all over the province.
The police would also maintain record of the private schools, rental buildings, inns, hotels, hostels, real state agents and rent a car. The hostel and hotel management will not offer room to anybody without getting copy of the I.D cards.
The meeting also decided proper registration of private schools, hostels side by side the real-state offices and those running rent a car business. The police are directed to take action against the violators under shops and security and real state ordinance.
The individuals and institutions, where policemen are serving as Security Guards, are asked to hire guards from private security agencies rather that the policemen.