DIG for ensuring security, implementing COVID-19 SOPs

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: DIG Operation Waqar-ud-Din Syed has directed to ensure implementation on SOPs issued by government to avoid coronavirus and maintain high vigilance during Ramazan to provide effective security to citizens.
Reviewing the overall security arrangements in the city, the DIG (Operations) directed to ensure implementation on all government directions to avoid coronavirus and given awareness to people about precautionary measures including advantages of social distancing. He also appealed the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad Police in its efforts to curb COVID-19.
He directed to ensure use of sanitizers by those visiting police stations and give them safety tips against COVID-19 including social distancing and others. Mr. Waqar Uddin Syed directed all police officials for effective security duties at all Masajid as per plan and also brief volunteers in this regard.
In coordination with Islamabad Traffic Police, he also asked for effective action against one-wheelers and ensure crackdown against them.
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.
DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed directed to check car and bike lifting and ensure strict action against anti-social elements having illegal weapons or involved other acts. It was also directed to ensure effective crackdown against proclaimed offenders and constitute special squads for their arrests.
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 directed to check the performance of investigation officers and take disciplinary action against those involved in sluggish policing.
He 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 khan .
He also asked for effective crackdown against drug pushers, bootleggers and professional beggars.
Islamabad police has policy of zero tolerance against corruption, he said and asked for effective policing measures in the city to curb crime.