IG Punjab expresses anger over Lahore Police on incident of tensions between two political groups in Lahore 

Lahore, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Punjab Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan has said that implementation of code of conduct issued by the Election Commission during the by-election campaign in province should be ensured in all cases. IG Punjab, while expressing anger over the incident of tension between the two political groups in Lahore, said that negligence in such incidents is not acceptable and indiscriminative action should be taken against those responsible.

Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that field officers should pay special attention in the districts where by-elections are being held and miscreants should be brought to book. IG Punjab said that action should be taken against those who take the law into their own hands without any discrimination and the atmosphere of law and order should not be disturbed in any way.

Rao Sardar Ali Khan directed that crackdown against dealers involved in display, use and trade of illegal arms should be expedited and licenses of dealers and arms holders involved in illegal activities should be suspended. IG Punjab said that strict action would be taken against the police officers who acted beyond merit. All officers should exercise their powers to protect life and property of the citizens and maintain law and order. Rao Sardar Ali Khan expressed concern over reports of abuse and violence against children and women in some districts.

He directed the officers that no delay or negligence would be tolerated in the police action on incidents of violence, harassment and abuse against children and women. Awareness campaigns to prevent crimes against children and women should be conducted by Field officers in educational institutions, Madaris, mosques and important public places.

He gave these instructions while presiding over an emergency RPOs and DPOs video link conference at Central Police Office today. Instructing the officers, IG Punjab said that fool proof arrangements should be made for the security of foreign national’s especially Chinese nationals throughout the province.

He said that concrete steps should be taken for the security of Chinese citizens, experts and businessmen who have come for private business purposes and security of their residences, offices and working sites should also be taken into consideration during security arrangements.

IG Punjab directed the Special Branch and Internal Accountability Bureau (IAB) to submit confidential reports on the performance of police officers and said that monitoring of all field and command officers should be continued. Additional IG South Punjab, Additional IG Establishment, Additional IG Special Branch, Additional IG Welfare, Additional IG Operations, Additional IG Training, Additional IG Investigation along with other officers were also present in the video link conference. All RPOs and DPOs participated through video link.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Police
Punjab Police Computer Bureau,
5th Floor, Central Police Office (CPO),
Punjab, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-99213019, +92-42-99213013
Fax: +92-42-99213012
Email: sapcb@punjabpolice.gov.pk
Website: www.punjabpolice.gov.pk

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