Lahore, November 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): Inspector General Police Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has directed to take action against encroachments, unauthorized number plates, applied for vehicles and motor cycles and to launch an operation against professional beggars roaming on roads and traffic signals, with collaboration of Excise, LDA, and City District Government departments. Along with use of force, support of public representatives and notables of the area should also be utilized in operation against encroachments, especially in areas of Shahdra, Thokar Niaz Baig and Kahna, he added.
The IGP directed City Traffic Officer Lahore to utilize as much as required Punjab constabulary force but should leave no stone unturned to get rid of the encroachments and professional beggary. He proposed to set up a special squad dedicated to encroachment removal. The working mechanism of the squad should prevent the establishment of the encroachments and illegal stalls in markets, bazaars, crossroads and roads by starting action early in the morning, so that smooth flow of the traffic should be ensured.
While directing DIG Traffic Headquarters, Punjab, DIG Operations, Lahore and City Traffic Officer, Lahore, IGP said the trend of bike riding without wearing a helmet should be discouraged throughout the Punjab. He also proposed to launch public awareness campaigns in this regard and to coordinate with motorcycle manufacturing companies to provide helmets to customers on discounted price or by including price of helmet with the price of bike, because usage of helmet can minimize the risk of life.
Directing DIG Operations Lahore, the IGP said, Dolphin Force patrolling in peak crime time in areas most affected by crimes should be ensured to minimize the crime rate. He also directed to improve monitoring of patrolling of Dolphin Force and Police Response Unit (PRU). He further said, regular maintenance and inspection of Police Response Unit’s (PRU) vehicles and Dolphin Force’s bikes be ensured. Mobil oil and filters of these vehicles and bikes should be changed in-time with utmost care. An officer of the rank of the DSP should supervise the regular inspection after every 15 days and strict departmental action should be taken against official using vehicles and bikes carelessly.
The IGP stated this while presiding a high level meeting held at Central Police Office on Monday. Additional IGP Welfare and Finance, Sohail Khan, Addl: IGP Establishment Punjab, Dr. Arif Mushtaq, DIG Establishment-I, Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DIG I.T, Shahid Hanif, DIG Operations Lahore, Dr. Haider Ashraf, DIG Headquarters Punjab, B.A Nasir, DIG Traffic, Farooq Mazhar, DIG Establishment-II, Salman Chaudhary, DIG Welfare Punjab, Waseem Sial and other senior officers of CPO were also present in the meeting.
IGP directed Addl: IGP Establishment, DIG Traffic Punjab and CTO Lahore to prepare promotion cases of traffic wardens and call departmental promotion committee meetings as early as possible to ensure the completion of promotion process within two weeks time. He said delay in promotion cases of police officials will not be tolerated and letters of displeasure will be issued to the districts which will not complete promotion process through departmental promotion boards or promotion committee meetings in time.
To tighten the security of Central Police Office, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera directed AIG Administration that security arrangements should be improved and DSP security should personally check security arrangements and ensure briefing to the security officials regarding their duty on daily basis. Duty hours should not be more than nine hours and it should be scheduled in three hours duty and three hours rest break down.
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