Police to erect surprise pickets for checking

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Police authorities have directed to enhance security measures in city with the focus on effective patrolling by erecting pickets in various areas and ensure strict checking overall.
Police source said that Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, had directed all police officials to fully contribute in improving the overall security of the city.
The SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani, according to police source, has directed police officials to brief their subordinates deputed at police pickets about vigilance steps and checking techniques on these points.
He said policemen would be trained by Bomb Disposal Squad and directed patrolling teams to remain high alert against suspects and criminal elements.
The SSP said that policemen would erect surprise pickets in the various areas of the city with a purpose to maintain high vigilance. Kiani, the sources said, had also directed all Sps to conduct checking of all hotels, guest houses, inns in their respective areas and verify the record of visitors after getting particulars of them.
He also asked all officials to have complete information about slum areas in the city and properly maintain the record of tenants residing there. He said progress of police officials would be reviewed continuously and capable cops ensuring effective crackdown against criminals would be encouraged.
He asked to beef up security measures at weekly bazaars, hospitals, markets, seminaries, big motels, schools, colleges, bus stands. It has been also directed to install CCTV cameras, appoint security guards and ensure checking through metal detectors, the sources added.
Meanwhile, contingents of Islamabad Police and Pakistan Rangers on Monday conducted a grand search operation in various areas of the city and nabbed five suspects. According to a police spokesman, officers and personnel of Islamabad Police, Pakistan Rangers and other law enforcement agencies searched more than 100 houses, plazas and hotels in Koral, Tarlai and areas adjacent to them.

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