Directive to enhance security steps

OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE In the first phase of its programme, the sub-committee constituted by the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif which comprised Senior Advisor to CM Zulfiqar Khosa, Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa and Home Secretary Shahid Khan along with Inspector General of Police Punjab Javed Iqbal visited DG Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan regions Friday in order to finalise the security plan for maintaining peace and harmony during Muharram. Addressing the RPOs, DPOs and senior police officers of the three regions, IGP Javed Iqbal directed the field officers to adopt extra-ordinary measures for the security of all sensitive places, including mosques, Imam Barghas, Majalis areas and Muharram processions. He further directed that senior police officers should personally carry out inspection of the sensitive areas etc and should remain in the state of high alert during their duties. He also directed that the police officers should keep close liaison with the local religious scholars of various school of thoughts, prominent citizens and media for better coordinator to ensure the law and order in their respective areas. Boy electrocuted: A minor boy electrocuted where his two brothers suffered severe electric shocks in Nawankot police precincts on Friday. Labourer Jaan Muhammad had been living at a rented house situated in Sikandriya Colony for the last several years. On Friday afternoon, his children namely Muhammad Ahsan, 5, Zeeshan, 3, and Kashaf, 2, were playing on their roof when accidentally they touched a high voltage electric wire. Resultantly, they received a severe electric shock and were rushed to a nearby hospital where Ahsan died whereas the condition of others was told critical. Later, police handed over the body to the bereaved family. 9 gamblers held: About nine gamblers were arrested in Ghaziabad police area on Friday whereas police concerned have also recovered nine cell phones, cash and other valuables from their possession. The arrested gamblers were identified as Fahad, Yaqoob, Ali Butt, Naeem and others. According to police, the accused were running the business for the last several months. Traffic police to intensify education: CTO Ahmed Mobin directed the education unit of the City Traffic Police to intensify their awareness campaign and impart basic education among the students of various schools and colleges. He said special education units have been framed in each traffic circle and sector and each unit is delivering lectures in about 12 education institutions per day. On Friday, several lectures were delivered in Amritsar High School Shahdara, Ghazali Public School, Al-Madina Foundation, City District School Muslim Colony, Rajgarh, Al-Noor Primary School Gulberg, Al-Rehman School and Mansoor Degree College. He, however, said these units were delivering special lectures and creating awareness about rules and regulations of traffic.

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