Mounted police restored to curb street crime

Dec 26, 2019

FAISALABAD: The police department has restored its horse-riding force to control street crimes in Faisalabad district.

A police spokesman said City Police Officer (CPO) retired Capt Sohail Ahmad Chaudhry visited horse stable and issued directives to use horse-riding force to control street crimes which will help improve the soft image of the police.

On the CPO’s direction, the horse-riding force [mounted] of the police department has been restored and this force will ensure thorough patrolling daily from evening to morning in the city.

The mounted police were divided into three groups. One team will ensure patrolling in the area of Iqbal Stadium and Civil Line while second team will patrol on Susan Road, Madina Town, and D-Ground area.

Similarly, third team was deputed for night patrolling around the downtown area of eight bazaars, including GC University and Gulberg area from 5pm to 10pm daily, he added.

SECURITY: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Faisalabad Riffat Mukhtar Raja visited various churches of Faisalabad and reviewed security arrangements made for the celebration of Christmas.

He also issued necessary direction to the security staff and expressed satisfaction on their performance.

On this occasion, he said the Christian community is an integral part of Pakistani population. Therefore, the police are duty bound to provide them safe and secured atmosphere for celebration of religious festivals.

He said tight security arrangements were made on Christmas and active police troops are ensuring thorough patrolling in the city especially at sensitive areas.

(Daily Dawn)