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IGP instructs OCs to conduct dope test on police personnel

He issued other directives regarding cattle markets and safety at mosques during Eid prayers

Update : 15 Jul 2020, 09:37 PM

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed has expressed hope to build a corruption free and drug free police force.

In this regard, he instructed the officers-in-charge (OCs) of 660 police stations to stop drugs and corruption in their territory.

“If any police member is suspected of drug addiction he needs to be brought in for a dope test,” he said.

IGP gave the instruction to all unit police chiefs at a meeting on law and order on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday afternoon at Police HQ via video conference.  

''Eid-ul-Azha's cattle have to be bought and sold at the scheduled market in accordance to the health directives announced by the government. Police must be strict to prevent fake notes at cattle markets. Measures have to be taken to ensure that leaseholders do not charge extra tax,'' he added. 

The former RAB DG said any kind of extortion and disorder will not be tolerated on the sale and buying of animal hide, and necessary steps should be taken to prevent hide smuggling.

The head of police said steps should be taken to ensure safe travel of homebound people during Eid holidays. “No transport, including launch, can carry extra passengers. The movement of unfit vehicles on roads and highways should be stopped.”

He directed police to ensure the security of Eid Jamaat in “important mosques.”

The IGP said intelligence surveillance and monitoring should be increased so that no group or community can create any chaos by spreading rumours through social media during Eid.

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