Security further beefed up in city

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Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Lahore Dr Abid Khan Monday ordered for putting security on high alert in the provincial metropolis, particularly at entry and exit points.

In this regard, he issued directions to all divisional SPs to review security arrangements in their respective divisions and set up pickets for thorough checking of suspected people.

He directed the officials to properly check all vehicles at entry and exist points of the city. He said that police would conduct search operations on daily basis in every division to maintain the city’s law and order situation.

“All divisional SPs have been directed to brief policemen about the sensitivity of duty and security threats,” he added. The personnel of Dolphin Force and Police Response Unit (PRU) have also been directed to conduct patrolling on important thoroughfares.

The DIG said that police officers would review security arrangements at all important spots to avoid any untoward incident. They have also been directed to keep a vigilant eye on suspected elements and their activities, he added. Meeting discusses heatwave, its responses in Punjab

Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Special Secretary Saleha Saeed Monday presided over a meeting regarding the current heatwave and its response in the province.

According to a spokesperson, Director General Health Services Dr Haroon Jahangir, Dr Shahid Magsi, Salman Ghani and Dr Jamshed from WHO were present.

During the meeting, the heatwave in the country, especially in Punjab was discussed. Project Director Dr Shahid Magsi gave briefing on the heatwave and steps being taken to avoid its effects.

Saleha Saeed said, “The government was taking appropriate measures to deal with bad effects of the heatwave, as instructed by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).” She said that an awareness campaign would be launched as well to keep people well informed of the dangers of heatwave, adding that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) were also being issued for workplaces and workers of different departments.

She said that deputy commissioners had been instructed to conduct meetings with CEOs on the matter and report back. “We will also monitor data of heatstroke patients coming to hospitals,” she added.