SCCLO Reviews Long March Security

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Cabinet’s Standing Committee on Law and Order (SCCLO) in its meeting reviewed the overall law and order situation in the province, particularly the security arrangements for PTI’s ongoing long march.

The meeting held at the Civil Secretariat was presided over by Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environmental Protection and Cooperatives Mohammad Basharat Raja through a video link from Rawalpindi.

Chief Secretary, Inspector General Punjab Police, CCPO Lahore, concerned Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and other officers also attended. Chairman Committee Muhammad Basharat Raja said that there should be no lapse in security measures for the long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

“On directions from Chief Minister Punjab Ch. Pervaiz Elahi the meeting of SCCLO would be convened every day until the conclusion of long march”, he told. He said that the long march will pass through the districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Wazirabad, Jehlum and Rawalpindi. “Police and administrative officers of relevant districts should keep close liaison for better results”, said the chair. Raja said that 30,000 police officers and officials have been deployed for the security of the long march. “Additional grant will be given for food and other administrative expenses of the police personal”, he said. On the report of the presence of hanging electric wires at some places on the GT Road, the provincial minister directed that the obstacles in the way of the long march should be removed ahead of time and the officials of the relevant federal departments should be taken in to loop.

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