500 cops deployed for security at markets.


ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police have deployed 500 policemen at important places, shopping centres, main markets from this week till the eve of the Eid or Chand Raat for the maximum safety and convenience to the public.

Eid shopping will be at peak in Capital during the on-going week when people would be headed to markets in droves with bundles of cash in the night, which adds up to the risk of mugging and robbery.

In view of the situation DIG (Operations), Waqar Uddin Syed has directed to beef up security arrangements and ensure effective patrolling as well as vigilance in the city.

On their special instructions, the police spokesman said that Additional SP Hassam bin Iqbal has devised security deputing police contingents at all important places, shopping centers, main markets for the safety of the public.

Police Commandos have been deployed at different places apart from patrolling by ASPs, DSPs, Inspectors, and provision of more strength to police stations. All the Police Stations have been directed to ensure foolproof security arrangements in their respective areas.

More than 500 policemen in form of various teams headed by Zonal DSPs, Inspectors, beat officers will be deployed in the whole districts. In the main markets and shopping centers, policemen would perform security duties from 4 pm to 12 am.

DSPs will overall supervise security arrangements in their respective areas and to report Zonal SPs regarding policing measures. Lady police, Lady Commandoes will also perform security duties in the markets while police vehicles will ensure patrolling in the assigned areas.

Policemen in plain clothes will also perform duties at busy shopping centers to keep a vigilant eye on car lifters and criminals while special ACLC teams will also patrol in the various areas besides special checking at entry as well as exit points of the city.

Additional SP said that all Station House Officers would maintain close coordination with other police wings for ensuring elaborate security.

Special police deployment will be also ensured at Blue Area, Super Market, Jinnah Super Market, sectors F-6, F-10 and F-11, I-8 Markaz, I-10, G-10 Markaz, Faizabad, Aabpara market while police reserves will remain to stand by for assistance in case of any untoward situation.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has issued directives for strict security in the last 10 days of Ramazan.

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