Peace Committee, CCPO appreciate police efforts in Muharram


Maintenance of law and order is the prerequisite for social and economic progress, said Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ahmad Raza Tahir on Monday. He was talking to a 10-member District Peace Committee delegation headed by media advisor Qasim Ali. The CCPO said better coordination between police and members of the peace committee could solve multiple security related problems. He said Peace Committees had been established in every area of the city to make foolproof arrangements for protection of all shrines and Imam Barghas in Lahore. He said the committee had ensured that surveillance cameras were installed in all religious places, proper arrangement for late-night lighting had been made, while the parking-stands had been set-up well away from the Imam Bargahs and mazars. He added that police officers were included in the peace committees to ensure proper screening of those visiting the shrines.
The CCPO appealed to Ulema to restrict the use of loudspeakers to the worship places only, and to ensure their speeches emphasised on peace, unity and solidarity among the people. He said every citizen has to play its effective role in elimination of terrorism and maintenance of law and order in the provincial capital. Members of the delegation appreciated the performance of Lahore Police during Muharam and Yaum-e-Asure. District Peace Committee members also distributed Commendatory Shields to the security SP, Civil Lines SP, city SP and Islampura Deputy SP.