IGP orders security to cattle markets
KARACHI, October 01, 2012: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Laghari has directed the officials of his department to devise a security plan for cattle markets at super highway and other points in the city, being established temporarily under the permits issued on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.
“Extraordinary measures should be taken for the safety of livestock traders and general public visiting these cattle markets and all the weaknesses, experienced in past should be taken into consideration while preparing the plan,” he urged.
Since many small cattle markets were set up without permission in congested areas of city, causing security risk, the security plan should also cover these aspects, he stressed.
IGP directed that the security plan must envisage the deployment of commandos, random snap checking, patrolling on motorcycles in surrounding streets etc in view of crimes taking place often at such places.
He further directed to take steps for setting up watchtowers and temporary wireless bases at cattle market of super highway and ensure provision of walky-talky to police personnel performing duty at cattle markets.
Besides ensuring presence of bomb disposal squad at cattle markets, IGP called for vigilance at parking places, tea stalls and such other locations in those areas.
IGP Laghari directed traffic police authorities to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the eve of preparing a traffic plan containing extraordinary measures. ppi
Courtesy: Daily Times