Women police fight harassment


Police deploys squad consisting of female traffic wardens to patrol streets, control harassment on New Year’s Eve.

LAHORE: City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) deployed a squad consisting of female traffic wardens to patrol the streets and control harassment on New Year’s Eve. Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Ammara Athar said that the squad would perform duties on main roads and across the city until late at night.

The squad was tasked with controlling eve teasing during New Year’s Eve and patrolled Mall road, Jail Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg and other important points. Meanwhile, Dolphin Squad also a special squad also to ensure law and order and prevent aerial firing and one-wheeling in the city on New Year’s Eve. The squad consisted of 220 teams patrolling areas where one-wheeling and aerial firing are most common, including Walton, Defence, Jail Road, Qurtaba Chowk, Mall Road, Chungi Amar Sadhu, Karim Block, Thokar and other points. These patrols were carried out in coordination with police response unit. The teams also manned pickets with local police across the provincial metropolis.

IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar ordered all supervisory officers across the province to increase the security of sensitive installations and roads on New Year’s Eve.

According to details, over 21,000 police officers were deployed across Punjab.

Dr Anwar ordred police to remain on high alert and keep vigilant, adding that no one was allowed to misbehave with citizens, perform aerial firing and one-wheeling, rioting or harassment of women and citizens.

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