LAHORE: As per the vision of Inspector General Police Punjab Shoaib Dastgir and directions of Addl. IG PHP captain retired Zafar Iqbal Awan (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) swift actions are being taken for the protection of lives and wealth of people on roads and against anti social elements. In this regard, PHP headquarters issued weekly performance report. According to the details, Punjab Highway Patrol upholding its tradition fulfilled its motto of protected roads and Protected public and served the public on roads with full determination and helped the public in many ways. In order to increase efficiency of the department, different branches of Punjab highway patrol did projects under different heads. The details of these activities are given below.
Punjab highway patrol lodged 252 cases upon violation of traffic laws, 91 cases on illegal and fake number plates, 43 cases upon illegal weapons and its exhibition and 89 cases against drugs and 2094 liter alcohol, 16608 gram chars have been recovered from the accused whereas in case of illegal weapons 02 rifles, 08 guns, 32 pistols, 08 cartridges, 15 magazines and 347 bullets have been recovered from the accused. Moreover, Punjab highway patrol arrested 09 proclaimed offenders. Furthermore, under violation of Sound Act, cases have been registered against 08 persons and upon illegal installation of cylinders; cases have been registered against 42 persons. In addition to it, patrolling police provided helps to 145 commuters on roads during traveling, 07 missing children were also reunited with their parents whereas taking action against encroachment, 55 temporary encroachments were removed. Addl. IG PHP Captain Retired Zafar Iqbal Awan (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) said that officials of PHP are continuing their duties with diligence in the wake of Corona pandemic even without caring about their own lives and protection of wealth and lives of people with provision of best service to the public is their ultimate goal.