Lahore: The elements who are found involved in fanning sectarianism and those who would try to create hurdles during the religious processions in the province must be handled strictly and with iron hands. The police would also keep close liaison with the religious leaders belonging to all schools of thought to promote sectarian harmony. It is the prime responsibility of the police to protect all the citizens so that they would perform their religious obligations independently.
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig expressed these views while talking to a 9-member delegation of religious leaders belonging to Shia community at the Central Police Office today.
Founder of the Idara Minhajul Hussain, Allama Dr Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Principal Jamia Quran-u-Ishrat Walton Road, Allama Hafiz Syed Kazim Raza Naqvi, Chairman Idara Tahaffaz-e-Haqooq Jaafria Pakistan Allama Mushtaq Hussain Jafery, Chairman Shia Political Party Pakistan Peer Syed Nobahar Hussain Shah, Alhaaj Touqeer Hussain Baba, Qaid-e-Millat Jafria Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Chairman Azadari Foundation Alhaaj Peer Syed Ajmal Hussain Naqvi, Divisional President Shia Uelama Council Syed Shahbaz Hussain Naqvi, and Syed Hussain Shah were part of the delegation.
AIG (Operations) Sahibzada Shahzad Sultan and PSO to IGP Muhammad Ali Nako Kara were also present on this occasion.
The delegation complained to the IGP about the attitude of some policemen during the arrangements of religious processions. The IGP assured the delegation that the concerned officers would be directed to submit their reports in this regard and in the light of the report, strict action would be taken against the officials.
The delegation lauded the efforts of the IGP for ensuring foolproof security on the occasion of Chehlum Imam Hussain (RA) and also assured full cooperation to the police to maintain peace in the province.
Meanwhile, the IGP held open court at the CPO and listened to the complaint of a number of people, who arrived from far-flung areas.
Khan Baig issued on the spot orders and directed the concerned officers to resolve the problems being faced by the people.