Shahbaz orders foolproof security on Independence Day
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the Cabinet Committee on Law & Order to ensure foolproof security arrangements on the eve of Independence Day while special measures should be taken for the security of Independence Day ceremonies and sensitive places.
He directed that police and law enforcement agencies should remain fully alert and perform their duties with commitment and efficiency with regard to protection of life and property of citizens. He said that security plan evolved for Independence Day should be fully implemented. The Chief Minister further directed that Independence Day processions should be monitored through CCTV cameras and senior police officers should remain in the field for reviewing security measures.
He said that a vigilant eye should be kept on miscreants while law enforcement agencies should maintain close coordination. He further directed that special measures should also be taken on Independence Day for maintaining flow of traffic in Murree and around other recreational and historical sites. Shahbaz Sharif said that all out steps should be taken for the protection of life and property of citizens on Independence Day and maximum resources should be utilized for this purpose.
Shahbaz Sharif has also directed con- cerned institutions to remain fully alert to cope with dengue and take effective measures in this regard in Lahore as well as throughout the province.
He said that the plan evolved for this purpose should be fully implemented. Issuing instructions to the Cabinet Committee against Dengue, the Chief Minister said that concerned departments should make collective efforts to control dengue virus and full attention should be paid to indoor and outdoor surveillance.
Shahbaz Sharif said that Cabinet Committee against Dengue should work in a coordinated manner. He said that checking of tyre shops, graveyards, under- construction buildings and junkyards should be continued and condemned tyres should be disposed of in a proper manner. He said that concerned institutions and district administration should play an active role for dealing with dengue. He said that arrangements should be made for the disposal of rainwater from Lahore and other cities of Punjab.
The Chief Minister said that due to effective measures taken by the government, dengue virus has been controlled and work should be carried out with the same spirit during the current year as was displayed during the previous years. He said that every institution will have to perform its duties efficiently for saving the people from dengue.