Punjab IGP cancels leaves of police personnel for Eidul Azha

By: News Desk      Published: 01:17 PM, 19 Jul, 2021
Punjab IGP cancels leaves of police personnel for Eidul Azha

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani on Monday cancelled the leaves of police personnel for Eidul Azha, saying police’s presence was necessary for the security of people as well as of animals markets, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The notification in this regard was issued. However, policemen on medical or ex-Pakistan leaves would not be affected by today’s order.

IGP Ghani said since most of people left for their ancestral villages and cities ahead of Eid, it was police’s duty to guard their homes in their absence. “Therefore, no cop or an officer, who works at Field Formations, will go on a leave this year,” he said, and added, “Rather police jawans and officers should focus on intensifying patrolling in the areas of their jurisdiction.”

The IGP also directed increasing the number of police personnel guarding homes and animal markets during the Eid holidays. “All resources should be utilized to ensure the safety of people as well as animals,” he ordered.

He also gave instructions that security be provided to the people heading to their homes to spend Eid holidays with their families and loved ones on roads and highways.

Similarly, he directed DIG Traffic to ensure unhindered flow of traffic during the Eid holidays.

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