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Peace is linked with sectarian harmony:IGP

Lahore:The law and order situation and general security to the public in the province is linked to sectarian harmony. Therefore, it is the top priority of the Punjab police to promote and strengthen unity and brotherhood among various sects.

This was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman while addressing a high-level meeting at the Central Police Office today. A 10-member delegation of Shia Ulemas headed by Al-Haaj Haider Ali Mirza called on the IGP and discussed security related matters. The Shia Ulemas included Allama Abdul Khalid Asadi, Asad Abbas Naqvi, Agha Abbas, Afsar Hussain, Seth Basharat Ali, Mumtaz Hussain Bhutta, Khurum Abbas Naqvi, Syed Shakir Bokhari, and Syed Mahmood Ali Shah. DIG (Operations) Lahore Rai Muhammad Tahir and AIG (Admin) Sohail Akhtar Sukhera were also present on this occasion.

The Ulemas also discussed an important issue related to registration of FIRs of serious and sensitive nature against the religious leaders. They also demanded the provincial police chief that extra-ordinary and foolproof security arrangements should be made for Majalis and processions across the province.

On this occasion, the IGP directed the DIG (Operations) Lahore Rai Muhammad Tahir and AIG (Admin) Sohail Akhtar Sukhera to leave no stone unturned and utilize all available resources to ensure foolproof security during the Majalis and processions.

The religious leaders also thanked the IGP for listening to their complaints and issuing on the spot instructions to the quarters concerned.

Meanwhile, taking strict notice of the death of two people who were killed after explosions took place at a firework godown near Agahi Chowk in Multan today. The provincial police chief has directed all the District Police Officers (DPOs) to launch crackdown against the godown and manufacturers of fireworks and take strict action against the owners of such factories involved in dangerous and illegal business.

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