Shahbaz orders crackdown against criminals

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Staff Reporter

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday ordered large scale crackdown against anti-social elements, criminal persons and proclaimed offenders and said that indiscriminate action should be taken against them and all out steps be taken for safeguarding life and property of the masses.
He said this while presiding over a high level meeting to review in steps being taken for the protection of life and property of the people of the province.
He said that police will have to perform its duties in an active and vibrant manner for ensuring law and order situation. He said that police will have to come up to the expectations of the people and it is only possible when police force will perform its duties of protection of life and property of the people efficiently.
The Chief Minister said that nothing is important than safeguarding life and property of the masses. He said curbing crime, elimination of criminal elements and protection of life and property of the people is basic responsibility of police.
Shehbaz Sharif directed police to take strict action under law against anti-social elements, criminals and proclaimed offenders and added that senior officials of police should take legal action at the earliest after compiling lists in this regard as dealing with such elements with iron hand is necessary to ensure protection of life and property of the people.
The Chief Minister said that he will personally review the steps being taken for the protection of life and property of the masses regularly and supervise all the steps in this regard.