LAHORE - Punjab Police Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan Monday ordered the field police officers to reassess security deployment for the Chinese nationals working on developments projects in the province as part of the multi-billion CPEC.
The provincial police chief also directed the regional and district police officers to pay visits to the development sites along with the Special Protection Units personnel in their respective areas to check security arrangements. The IGP issued these directions while addressing a video-link RPOs conference at the Central Police Office on Monday. Additional-IG Mohsin Hassan Butt, Ijaz Hussain Shah, Muhammad Tahir, DIG Amir Zulfiqar Khan, Faisal Ali Rana, and Muhammad Kashif were also present on this occasion.
The meeting also reviewed security plan for CPEC projects, Chinese citizens, educational institutions, and worship places in Punjab. The police chief said that special security measures should be taken around worship places including mosques, Imam Bargahs and churches in addition to important educational institutions particularly those with co-education system. The police were also directed to continue search, combing, and intelligence-based operations around the sensitive educational institutions and worship places with the help of counter terror experts. He also said that a daily report regarding combing, search and intelligence-based operations must be sent to his office on regular basis.
The police said that the regional and district police officers should personally monitor the campaign against hardened criminals and proclaimed offenders and a weekly verified report should be sent to the central police office.
Arif Nawaz Khan directed the senior police officers that the process of preparation of A and B category list of officers before their postings as Circle Officers and SHOs should be made transparent. He said that DPOs should personally supervise the process and the lists would be finalized after discussion with the RPOs. On this occasion, IGP said that he would personally monitor the lists. The police force welfare projects should be monitored through welfare eye software and no stone should be left unturned to solve the problems being faced by families of police martyrs.