LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib Dastgir said that it is very much necessary to strictly implement sops devised for prevention of Corona during Eid e Qurban festival. In case of irresponsible behavior and violation of precautionary measures may again cause spread of pandemic disease. He said that special focus should be given on SOPs devised especially for cattle markets, offering of Eid prayer and mutual social gatherings during eid vacations and use of sanitizer and face masks must be ensured so that citizens and their families may be protected. He moreover said that officers and officials of Punjab police shall offer their duties on front line for protection of wealth and lives of people and police will offer security duties by keeping themselves on high alert on all important points so that citizens may observe this event without any fear.
He moreover said that during Corona crisis, police have offered their services with full commitment, diligence and hard work and with high mark of dutifulness. Similarly, Punjab police made me proud for being the Head of the department and also projected a real positive image of Punjab police. He further said that Punjab police offered its duties for Corona lock down, quarantine centers and Ehsas Kafalat centers with full diligence and during performance of their duties, around 1700 officers and officials of Punjab police were affected by corona virus and 17 embraced martyrdom. In addition to it 1600 among 1700 affected officials and officers have been recovered and joined their duties. Whereas 100 officers and officials are still under treatment which clearly reflects steadfastness and unprecedented valour of Punjab police and this zeal of public service and diligence have been fully acknowledged by public and government level. He gave Shabash to diligent, dutiful officers and officials and directed that they should Continue the same spirit of performing duties in the future also and should remain on high alert during security duties of Chand Raat, cattle markets, eid prayer congregations. He expressed these views while issuing his especial Eid e Qurban message to the citizens. IG Punjab Shoaib Dastgir in his special message, wished Eid Mubarak to all citizens and all officers and officials of Punjab police in advance.