LAHORE    -   Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Faisal Shah­kar on Thursday said that the best arrangements should be made with the effective use of available resources and modern technology for the security arrangements of mourning processions and maja­lis on Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). He directed the senior officers to go into the field for inspection of security arrangements of sensitive processions and majalis. He directed that snip­ers should be posted on the roofs of the buildings coming along the routes of central and sensitive majalis and processions, while lady constables should perform security and checking duties in women’s majalis and processions. The IG Punjab said that the security SOPs issued by the Central Police Office should be ensured in all cases. He stressed upon keeping close coordination with Ulema, peace committees and other stakehold­ers for the security arrangements of mourning processions and majalis. Faisal Shahkar directed that additional force of wardens and personnel should be posted on procession routes to main­tain smooth flow of traffic through alternative routes. The IGP directed that with the help of Safe City cameras, the main procession of Chehlum should be monitored moment by moment and ad­ditional personnel should be kept on standby to deal with any emergency situation. According to police, a total of 301 processions and 530 majalis are being organized across the province, for the security of which more than 42,000 policemen would perform duties. 


Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Faisal Shahkar has taken notice of the killing of three people in a firing incident over land dispute in Mandi Usmanwala Kasur and asked RPO Sheikhu­pura for a report on the incident. The IG Punjab ordered DPO Kasur to form a special team to ar­rest the accused and directed that the accused be arrested and brought to justice as soon as pos­sible. According to the police, DPO Kasur Sohaib Ashraf said that three brothers Jameel, Salim and Mehmood were killed by firing of neighbor Javed in a minor dispute over the construction of a ramp in the street in Garaywala area of Mandi Usman­wala. On receiving information about the incident, DSP City Yaqoob Awan and the local police imme­diately reached the spot, while the crime scene unit and forensic teams have been called to col­lect evidence. The IG Punjab directed DPO Kasur to have close coordination with aggrieved family and ensure delivery of justice on priority basis.