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Police seeks ‘N’ lawmakers’ help to curb street crime

Police seeks ‘N’ lawmakers’ help to curb street crime

LAHORE: Lahore police sought help and suggestions from ruling party parliamentarians for the implementation on the National Action Plan to root out terrorism and street crime from the provincial capital.

The request was made by Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains in a meeting at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Saturday attended by various PML-N members of national and provincial assemblies, according to a news release.

MNA and PML-N’s city president Parvaiz Malik, MPA’s Malik Waheed, Majid Zahor, Mian Marghob Ahmed were prominent among those who attended the meeting.

The parliamentarians said the successful cricket series in Lahore had proved the world that Pakistan was a safe country and its security agencies had the capability to deal with terrorism.

The CCPO said police were working on a comprehensive strategy to control street crimes for which cooperation of elected representatives was a must.

He stressed lawmakers participation in the safety beat committees which would also be instrumental in combating crimes like drug sale.

MPA Mian Marghoob said police should give ample time of posting to station house officers so that they could know their areas better.

The CCPO said there was also a plan for monthly coordination with the public representatives.

Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2015

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