Police to provide foolproof security to polio workers

Karachi, January 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Inspector General Police, Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, has issued directives for providing comprehensive security cover to polio drops administering teams during the anti-polio drive starting from Jan-11. He directed that DIGs of East, West and South Zones to ensure extra ordinary security under the direct supervision of concerned SSPs. He further instructed that deployment of police commandos with polio teams be ensured specially in categorized sensitive Union Councils/Areas.

A report compiled by AIG Operations, Ghayasuddin Rashidi said that overall 4600 police commandos/personnel drawn from SSU, Rapid Response Force, Sindh Reserve Police, Counter Terrorism Department, Sindh Crime Branch, Anti-Encroachment Cell, Shaheed Benazirabad Elite Police Training School Razaqabad, and Police Training College Saeedabad/RTC Hyderabad, Jam Nawaz and PTC Shahdadpur will perform security duties in addition to the existing force of KARACHI Police.

According to Sindh Police Spokesman, this has been done to provide foolproof security to health workers, doctors and other staff as part of polio teams, particularly in areas of sensitive union councils. These teams will administer polio drops in various parts of union councils of Karachi in coordination with the stake holders, spokesman added.

The IGP also directed that during this period, there should be effective mobile movement of police on motor cycles besides snap and random checking at different points with strict vigil at entry and exit points along with intelligence.

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