5,000 to perform security duties on Aug 13, 14

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Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar on Friday said more than 5,000 policemen, including divisional SPs, SDPO, SHOs, additional contingents of Dolphin Squads, Police Response Unit, Elite Force and Anti Riot Force would perform duty on night of August 13th and on the Independence Day.

As many as six SPs, 34 DSPs, 83 SHOs, more than 400 upper subordinates with lady police officers would perform duties to provide protection to all rallies and flag hoisting ceremonies on the Inde-pendence Day.

Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said police would estab-lish special check posts at different points of the city to check citizens and vehicles. On night of August 13 and on the Independence Day, no one would be allowed to involve in any kind of anti social activities or hooliganism, including aerial firing, one wheelie and use of fireworks to ensure law and order in the metropolis, he main-tained.

The police would deal with an iron hand those, vio-lating the law and creating trouble for citizens, he added. Ghulam Mahmood Dogar directed the police offi-cials to adopt foolproof security measures and remain high alert for ensuring a peaceful atmosphere.

The CCPO directed all divisional SPs to personally visit all the important areas in their respective juris-dictions particularly important public places, junction points and adopt stringent security measures in their own supervision in coordination with traffic police.

He said that all the routes would be scanned and monitored continuously through CCTV cameras of Punjab Safe Cities Authority on the Independence Day.

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