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Election 2018: RPOs directed to evolve security plan

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam has directed the police officers to evolve a security plan for polling day under their own supervision.

He issued the direction while addressing the RPOs via video link conference at Central Police Office here on Tuesday. He further said the code of conduct of elections devised by the election commission should be followed strictly ensured in any case.

He said there should be no delay in action against the persons who violate rules and regulations, and if any police officer or official was found partial at any place then a strict and exemplary action would be taken against them.

He said the political candidates should be provided security and also resources should be utilized to make security arrangements for upcoming election processions, corner meetings and other political congregations.

He further said all ROPs and DPOs should pay visits to police stations and ensure peace and order. He said the process of monitoring and checking at exit and entry points should be ensured strictly. He further said crackdown against criminals and anti social elements of society should be boosted and operations under the supervision of DPOs to arrest criminals involved in terrorism murder, dacoity and ransom.

The IG Punjab directed the senior police officers to protect lives and property of people, actions should be taken to eliminate criminals and a comprehensive strategy should be carved out against anti social elements with iron hand. He further said that show of weapons and Aerial firing would be strictly forbidden during the election campaign and action without discrimination would be taken against those who will violate the law.

He said that the duty of the police was to maintain law and order during the elections and we will leave no stone unturned for this cause.





M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.