The law swaggers through the city


LAHORE: The Flag March of the Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) and the Police Mujahid Squad was held in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday to keep security on high alert and to send out a strong message to terrorists.
Several Lahore police and Punjab Rangers officers including Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Nadeem, Major Junaid, Rangers Superintendent Naveed, Deputy Superintendent Javed Khattak and Superintendent of Police Mobile Squad Muntazir Mehdi participated in the Flag March. The march consisted of around 16 vehicles of the Elite Police Force, two armoured vehicles and four Rangers vehicles.
The march was in two shifts, where the personnel went round the city and the officers passed through every important and sensitive area of Lahore. The Flag March was held from 11am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 5pm in two phases. It began from the Qaddafi Stadium. Citizens cheered the personnel from both sides of the roads.
After the march ended, Rangers took charge of their normal duties. According to the spokesman for Punjab Ranger, SR Mehboob, nine Punjab Rangers companies would be on security duty in six sensitive districts of Punjab including Lahore, Gujranwala, Attock, Chakwal, Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh.
He said the Flag March was held in sensitive areas as a show of strength to all terrorists and miscreants. The Mujahid Squad SP said that the Flag March was organised to create a sense of security among the citizens and to boost the morale of the police force.
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