ISLAMABAD – As a part of effective policing measures and maintain high vigilance against criminal elements, Islamabad and Rawalpindi police have established joint police pickets in various areas of the twin cities.
These police pickets have been set up as per comprehensive security plan for twin cities which has been chalked out following the directions of Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan. The purpose of this plan is to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens.
A meeting of police officials of twin cities and officials of Pakistan Rangers was held here at Central Police Office Islamabad chaired by AIG (Operations) Sultan Azam Temuri and attended among others by SSP Islamabad Muhammad Rizwan, SSP (Operations) Rawalpindi Muhammad Maqbool and DSP (Headquarters) Mirza Tahir Sikandar.
The meeting finalized the security arrangements for twin cites and agreed to establish joint police pickets at Faizabad and Murree road in first phase. SP Rawal Town Rawalpindi Malik Karamat and SP Industrial area Islamabad Muhammad Hassan themselves briefed the policemen deputed at these police pickets and directed them to ensure high vigilance.
Following this security plan, rapid response force of Pakistan Rangers will be deputed in Rawalpindi and Islamabad which would approach at the site in case of any untoward incident. It has been also decided to devise joint patrolling mechanism for both cities and officers in shifts would patrol in various areas.
Crackdown would be ensured against dacoits, car lifting gangs, proclaimed offenders in both cities and criminals wanted to police of any district would be transferred to the respective police station after their arrest.
Security cameras would be installed at toll plazas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It was decided that SPs and in-charges of police stations at the border of both cities would conduct meeting on weekly basis and share information for success against criminal elements.
It was also decided that senior police officials of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Pak-Rangers would conduct follow-up meeting on monthly basis while AIG (Special Branch) Islamabad and SSP (Special Branch) Rawalpindi, being the member of threat assessment committee, would share information about received threat messages.
Mock exercises would be conducted jointly to counter any untoward situation by security stakeholders and flaws would be removed after reviewing performance.