Security steps reviewed to counter law & order situation

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Plan chalked out for English cricket team’s security

Islamabad police on Sunday reviewed security measures in wake of any law and order situation in the city and decided not to allow any political gathering in the city having no permission from the district administration.

According to a police public relations officer, a meeting was held to review security arrangements which was presided over by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan.

The meeting was attended among others by CPO (Security), CPO (Operations),AIG (Establishment), AIG (Operations), AIG (Special Branch), SSP (Operations), SSP (Investigation), SSP (Security), SSP (CTD), CTO Islamabad, Additional SP Islamabad, all zonal DPOs, SDPOs and SHOs.

SSP (Operations) briefed the IGP Islamabad about the security arrangements and risks during gathering of political party in the city.

The IGP said that any illegal activity in the jurisdiction of Islamabad would not be allowed as Islamabad’s capital police is very much alert to combat any such situation.

He said there is a possibility of blocking the entry points from Rawalpindi towards Islamabad and citizens might face inconvenience. It was decided in the meeting that only such political activity having the permission of district administration would be allowed and it should be held as per SOPs.

It was decided that security of the red zone would be made more effective by Islamabad Capital Police, Frontier constabulary and Rangers. Islamabad police chief Dr. Akbar Nasir further directed the officers to continue to search and combing operations in the city take strict action against any unlawful activity.

He said that CPO (Headquarters) will personally monitor all the accommodation arrangements, food and other facilities of personnel deployed for security. He said that he would personally check all the facilities from onward.

The IGP Islamabad said that cops at duties have been equipped with latest technology while body cameras have been provided to them to maintain law and order.

He also appealed the citizens to cooperate with the police and inform them about any suspicious activity at Pucar-15.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan on Sunday reviewed security arrangements for the upcoming visit of the England cricket team.

It was decided in the meeting that the Islamabad Capital police would maintain complete coordination with Rawalpindi police to ensure foolproof security while the routes of the team would be monitored through digital technology and drone cameras, according to press release.

More than 1,200 personnel would be deployed on security while CPO (Security) would monitor all affairs pertaining to team security and to ensure the foolproof security of the guests.

CPO (Operations) will ensure complete coordination with them while Chief Security Officer would be deployed with the cricket team to maintain close liaison and sharing of any important information with other law and enforcement departments.IGP Islamabad emphasized that Islamabad Capital Police will take all possible measures for the security of the cricket team to maintain national dignity.

He ordered all the officers to carry out search and combing operations in the city.

Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan strictly directed all officers to deploy alert personnel at the staying venue and they should be briefed about the importance of the duty before deployment.—APP

 

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