Security branch operating with vacant high-level posts


The most sensitive security branch of Rawalpindi city police is facing problems of insufficient volume of security force given that the high-level posts in the department remain vacant.
The security branch has no SP and DSP, whereas SP and DSP Headquarters have been given additional charge for the seats.
Sources said responsibilities of security branch personnel include informing beforehand about any terrorist activity by spying without uniform, securing sensitive places, guarding VIPs, and doing security clearance. However, the acting SPs and DSPs do not engage the personnel in performing sensitive duties and they mostly perform typical responsibilities.
To add to the problem, the volume of force in security branch is lesser than the requirement due to which the sentries have to manage extra slots of duty.
Shops around Adiala jail declared security risk: Law-enforcement agencies, while declaring the market around Adiala Jail a security risk, have demand its closure.
After the daring attack on Bannu Jail, agencies in their reports have declared the shops and private parking ground in front of the central gate of Adiala Jail a security risk.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal, the jail superintendent and relevant officials are in favour of removal of the shops, said a reliable source.
There are four shops in front of Adiala Jail and their owners have been given notices to shift them by police chowki Adiala on the orders of the district administration.
Sale of unhygienic beverages on the rise: With the advent of summer, sale of unhygienic beverages is on the rise raising serious health concerns amongst the residents.
The road side vendors selling unhygienic drinks have multiplied. Due to high prices of juice and other soft drinks, the common man is compelled to rely on these drinks to quench their thirst during summer and often become sick.
The citizens have demanded of the local administration to keep a check on these road side vendors to save the city from epidemic diseases
Outgoing Omani envoy meets Senate chairman: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari Thursday said that Pakistan and Oman enjoyed traditional religious, cultural commonalities and values.
While talking to out going Ambassador of Oman, Muhammad Bin Saeed Bin Muhammad Al Lawati at the Parliament House, he added that Pakistan and Oman were brotherly and friendly countries, however, enhanced cooperation in various fields was still required.
Expressing his thoughts and sentiments about his 7 year tenure in Pakistan, the Ambassador proclaimed Pakistan as his second home. “If I had a choice to live here my entire career as diplomat, I would not have minded it.” He added.
The ambassador briefed the Chairman about their significant diplomatic presence in both Islamabad and Karachi. He told the chairman that trade between the two countries has increased up to 400 million dollars and lots of joint ventures between Pakistan and Omani companies are going on.
We are also supporting projects worth 45 million dollars in Balochistan to help our Balochi brethren to earn their livelihoods. Pakistani diaspora is also on rise from 18,000 to 200,000 in Oman which is contributing to build Oman’s economy and strengthening our bilateral relations.
The Senate chairman lauded his efforts for building Pak-Oman ties further and hoped that his replacement Riab Muhammad Yousuf will also continue to do so. At the end, the ambassador thanked the chairman and extended invitation to him to visit Oman.
726 rescuers to pass out tomorrow: The passing-out ceremony of 726 rescuers trained for KPK, Gilgit Baltistan, and South Punjab would be held in Emergency Services Academy Pakistan on Saturday (tomorrow).
The rescuers have been trained at the Rescue 1122 Academy while 313 rescuers from Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa, 186 rescuers from Gilgit Baltistan and 227 rescuers for two tehsils of South Punjab have participated in the training.
The training programme comprised two phases. Medical, rescue and fire-fighting training was given in the first phase while in the second phase, specialized training courses were arranged for the rescuers in the fields of communication, medical first responder (MFR), collapsed structure search & rescue (CSSR), communication enhancement and incident command system.
Meanwhile, The Fire and Safety Association of Pakistan appreciated the initiatives taken by KP CM Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, Gilgit Baltistan CM Syed Mehdi Shah and Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif for the establishment of Rescue 1122.
Journalist deprived of bike : A journalist was deprived of his motorcycle outside the Capital Development Authority (CDA) office while police are using delaying tactics in registering an FIR. According to the details, journalist Abdul Hamd parked his motorcycle in the parking area inside the CDA headquarters. On his return, he could not find his motorbike.
The CDA guards posted there had no clue to the bike. On protest by the journalist, they said it was individuals’ duty to take care of their belongings.
The Aabpara police were reluctant in registering an FIR and told the journalist to write an initial application of the crime.
When he inquired of the reason they told him that he was not versed in police formalities. The journalist has requested the higher police officials to ensure checking of thefts and recovery of his motorbike.