Rawalpindi—City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Israr Ahmed Khan on Thursday held discussion with Regional and Zonal Officers of all the banks on strengthening security arrangements to prevent crimes.
The CPO directed the officers to install adequate number of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, both inside and outside the bank premises, to monitor the movement of criminal elements.
The bank officials should also ensure the functioning of the cameras in the night hours too. The banks should also install sophisticated burglar alarms and walk-through gates.
Referring to the presence of security guards on the bank premises the CPO said the banks should employ healthy and sturdy persons as guards to have a watch on the movement of anti-social elements near the banks.
The meeting was attended by Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Operations Karamat Ullah Malik, SP Potohar, SP Rawal and Muhammad Waqas from Mezan Bank, Col.(r) Qamar Abbas Kiani, Deputy Head Security Muslim Commercial Bank, Col. Qazi Naeem Ullah Khan, focal person Pakistan Banks Association (PBA), Col. Ijaz Ali, Al-Falah Bank, Maj. Ijaz Hussain, Maj. Waqas Asmat, State Bank of Pakistan, Ghulam Mustafa, National Bank of Pakistan, officers of other banks and representatives of Security Companies.
The SSP Operations on the occasion said, all possible arrangements should be made to ensure security of the banks.