Cops to keep an eye on security duties of their colleagues: DIG

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: To ensure foolproof security arrangements during the holy month of Ramadan, Islamabad police have started checking the duties of the cops deployed at duties at worship places or doing patrolling duties in various areas through their own colleagues.
DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed has directed all SPs, DSPs and SHOs to check cops assigned security duties at worship places, markets or other areas. He directed police officials for strict patrolling and high vigilance in their respective areas from Iftar to Sehr timings. The special duties should be assigned during these timings and patrolling to be made more effective, he maintained.
He directed all SPs, SDPOs and SHOs to brief policemen themselves performing duties at police pickets and check the safety equipment like bullet proof jackets, official weapons themselves. He also asked to provide hand sanitizers and masks to cops before sending them to duty.
DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed asked to boost morale of the personnel performing well and urge them to adopt decent attitude during interaction with citizens as per directions of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar. Following these direction, SP Saddar Sarfaraz Ahmed Virk on Friday conducted checking in markets of his area and directed policemen about measures to ensure effective security arrangements there.
Later, he also conducted surprise visit of Tarnol police station, checked the record and accused detained in lock up there. He directed to compile all record correctly and be aware about the health conditions or other requirements of persons detained there. Likewise, SP City Muhammad Omer Khan, SP Rural Malik Naeem Iqbal and SP Industrial Area Zubair Ahmed Sheikh checked security duties in their respective areas and directed to ensure implementation on government’s SOPs.
All the SDPOs and SHO s were also directed to personally supervise the security arrangements during Ramazan and ensure the deployment of police officials or private security guards where it was necessary.