‘Makeshift cattle markets could not be set up beside highways’
Inspector General of Police Dr Javed Patwary delivered strict instructions to the police force not to pull over cattle-laden trucks ahead of the Eid ul Azha holidays on the highways without legitimate reasons.
The IGP issued the order addressing the Quarterly Crime Review Meeting (April-June 2019) held at Police Headquarters on Wednesday.
All Metropolitan Police Commissioners, Range DIGs, and district police superintendents were present at the meeting.
The police chief said makeshift cattle markets cannot be set up beside highways.
Traffic movement has to be managed to maintain a normal traffic flow on roads and highways, river routes and railways.
Javed Patwary instructed police officers to take steps to prevent smuggling of animal hides.
Police will be deployed across the country, both undercover and in uniform, to ensure safety and security for Eid prayers.
He said police are on alert against people spreading rumours, who want to stir up trouble in the country.
The IG of Police asked police officers to remain vigilant so that no one can spark unrest in the ready-made garments industry ahead of Eid.
The IGP said elements of radical groups in the country are under the police’s watchful eye. Legal action has to be taken against militants by monitoring social media, he added.
The IGP directed field-level police officers to duly investigate murder, rape,and women and child repression incidents.