Human lives and National Assets will be protected at any cost and miscreants involved in anti-state activities during load shedding demonstrations would be dealt with iron hand: Inspector General of Police

Lahore, June 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): Human lives and National Assets will be protected at any cost and miscreants and subversive elements who are involved in anti-state activities during load shedding demonstrations would be dealt with iron hands.

It was said by Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Mohammad Habib-ur-Rehman in his official statement issued at the Central Police Office here today.

IGP further said that peaceful demonstrations are citizen’s fundamental rights however, it is our responsibility to take care of the human life and the public property.

He told that 738 demonstrations against outage were held in the Punjab during the last 3 weeks, resultantly 89 persons got injured whereas, 205 had been arrested and 49 cases had been registered against the rioters. Similarly across the Punjab including Lahore 97 thousand seven hundred and 16 rioters were founded to be involved in these demonstrations.

Provincial Police Chief further said that police force has been directed to follow “restrained policy” but directed to deal strictly with the persons who take law in their hands.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Police
5th Floor, Police Headquarters (PHQ),
Punjab, Lahore
Tel: +9242 99213019
Fax: +9242 99213013
Email: adc@punjabpolice.gov.pk

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