Police decide to set up helpline for The Mall


Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Ahmad Raza Tahir, on Monday, has ordered the establishment of Police Help Line Centre during the current month at Mall Road, near Masjid-e-Shuhda for the active assistance of traders and citizens of Lahore.
He ordered this while talking to a 25-member delegation of Mall Road Traders Association, at his office.
Tahir informed the media that this Police Help Line Centre at Mall Road would promptly assist and help traders, citizens and buyers in case of any law and order related emergency. CCPO further stressed that judicial decision of imposing complete bans on rallies and processions at Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam (Mall Road) would be ensured, so that the business community can continue its commercial activities in a peaceful atmosphere and no hurdle is created in the smooth flow of city traffic. Tahir also directed Traffic Police to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the Mall Road, especially during peak hours, to ensure peaceful commercial activities. He said that Lahore Police requires cooperation of the people and the trading community to bring about positive change in the Thana culture and transform Lahore into a bastion of peace. CCPO said that Lahore Police is striving with dedication to ensure law and order in the city in order to enable an atmosphere where commercial and trading activities can take place in a peaceful manner. He observed that installation of CCTVs and deputing alert guards at all important commercial centres of the city is the need of the hour in order to ensure eradication of crime and criminals from the provincial metropolis.
Tahir stated that priority based security had been provided to the business centres and markets of the city, so that it can be protected from nefarious designs of criminal elements. CCPO said strong police teamwork, close cooperation between trading community, citizens and media is the need of the hour. He said in order to bring law and order situation under control the business community will have to work in close liaison with the law-enforcing agencies which will help in the betterment of the national economy, besides propagating business investment in the country. Tahir informed the business community that the officers and Jawans of Lahore Police have been directed to bring about a positive change in Thana culture, and keep their attitude towards the visiting citizens highly sympathetic and sincere. He said that every citizen would have to play his due role in ensuring rule of law in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Mall Road Traders Association members assured that Lahore business community is prepared to extend its wholehearted cooperation to Lahore Police in maintenance of law and order and to meet any emergency situation effectively.