10,000 policemen to guard city on Eid

* Policemen to be deployed at trade, shopping centres, Eidgahs, imambargahs

LAHORE: The city police have finalized elaborate security arrangements for Eidul Fitr.
A spokesman for police told APP on Sunday, the Acting CCPO would himself monitor the security arrangements while police would remain on high alert for maintaining law and order and protecting the life and property of people. He said that about 10,000 policemen including personnel of elite force, quick response force and others under the supervision of all divisional SPs would perform duties while 350 lady policemen had also been deputed on security. 
The CCPO Lahore said that additional policemen would be deployed at trade and shopping centres, Eidgahs, imambargahs and recreational places, while an effective strategy has also been adopted to eradicate street crimes, the spokesman added. He said the CCPO further directed the SPs to remain in the field, conduct patrolling in their areas concerned and ensure implementation of security plan adding that metal detectors and walk-through gates must also be installed at all important places. The officials were directed to check every vehicle at all entry and exit points in the city and keep a vigilant eye on suspicious elements. He also stressed upon coordination among law enforcement agencies and other departments in this regard.
Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Tayyab Hafeez on Sunday said the city traffic police would utilize all its available resources to ensure smooth flow of traffic on roads. A spokesman of traffic police said that 10 DSPs, 66 inspectors, 250 patrolling officers and about 1800 traffic wardens under the supervision of 3 SPs had been deployed to maintain proper flow of traffic. During a meeting with SPs and circle officers, the CTO directed them to conduct patrolling in their areas concerned on Eid so that there should be no traffic problem in the city. 
He directed the officials to make licence process transparent by bringing further advancements in licencing branch while driving licenses must be delivered to the people on their doorstep. The CTO also directed the traffic wardens not to leave any stone unturned in discharging their duties and educate people about traffic rules and laws. 

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