Lahore, November 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): In order to overcome the shortage of the police force, upgradation of training standards in all training centres and revamping / rationalization of the staff and to review the implementation on already issued SOP for Local Bodies Elections Phase-II, a high level meeting held at CPO today under the chairmanship of Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera.
Addl: IGP Establishment Punjab, Nasim-ul-Zaman, Addl: IGP Operations Punjab, Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz, Addl: IGP Training, Capt. (R) Usman Khattak, Addl: IGP Special Branch Punjab, Faisal Shahkar, Addl: IGP PHP, Dr. Arif Mushtaq, DIG Establishment-I, Nawaz Warraich, DIG Establishment-II, Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DIG Headquarters, Farooq Mazhar, DIG Welfare and Finance, Jan Muhammad, DIG Investigation, Muhammad Azam, Commandant Police Training College Lahore, DIG Fayyaz Ahmad Dev, DIG PHP, Salman Chaudhry, AIG Finance, Hussain Habib Imtiaz, AIG Operations, Waqar Abbasi, AIG Admin: Zubair Dreshak and other senior police officers also attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that all officials who were attached with other branches will be removed immediately and sent back to their parent sections. The meeting also decided to utilize the expertise of retired police officers for training centres.
The meeting also reviewed in detail the progress of implementation on the directive of Chief Minister Punjab regarding the display / carrying of weapons during the polling. While briefing the IGP regarding this matter, Addl: IGP Operations, Punjab, Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz told that the exercise regarding collection of licensed weapons in police stations and getting surety bonds from contesting candidates is being carried on very successfully.
He told that the Punjab police has collected 1813 weapons from 1703 candidates of various political parties up till now. Among these parties 506 from PML (N), 367 PTI and 830 independent candidates dropped their licensed weapons in police stations of 12 districts. The dropped weapons were included 244 K-koves, 777 Rifles, 572 Pistols / Revolvers and 220 other weapons.
The IGP was also told that 16507 contesting candidates submitted surety bonds so far which included 3841 PML(N), 2828 (PTI) and 9838 Independent candidates. According to the vision of Chief Minister Punjab, zero tolerance policy regarding display of arms will be followed and in this regard after 5:00 p.m. today, the license of all those candidates will be cancelled in case of failure to submit their weapons in police stations.
Moreover, the meeting also decided that the deployment will perform their duties in two shifts. The first shift will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. and the post election second shift deployment will perform their duties from 4:00 p.m. till further orders.
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