Security increased for VVIPs, diplomats and foreigners: IG
ISLAMABAD: Security for VVIPs, diplomats and foreigners associate with the foreign companies operating in Pakistan has been increased, Punjab Inspector General (IG) of Police Syed Masud Shah said on Wednesday.
He was talking to journalists at a function held to distribute cheques among the families of the police officials who died in two attempts on the life of President General Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi on December 25.
To a question about loopholes in the president’s security, the IG said the best efforts were being made to make the president’s security foolproof. He said a team was investigating and officials found responsible for dereliction of duty towards the president’s security would be held accountable.
Mr Shah denied that a senior police official of Rawalpindi Division had received a fax on December 21 last year which warned of a possible attempt on the president’s life. He said no such fax was received by any police official. The IG named the Police Lines after constable Muhammad Saddique who died in the attack on the president and added that the police was asking the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board to name Jhanda Chichi Chowk after sub-inspector Sherzaman. Mr Shah distributed cheques worth Rs 300,000 each among the deceased officers’ families.
The IG said the Punjab chief minister had asked him to buy new houses for the families of the slain officers and the chief minister would distribute the keys of the houses and cheques of Rs 500,000 each among the bereaved families in the next few weeks.