LAHORE  - The Kot Addu blast has exposed police big guns’ claims to have been ready to meet security needs.

Terrorists Friday hit a police van in Kot Addu of Muzaffargarh district, wounding eight people including five policemen, hours after Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig claimed that his lawmen were ready to meet security needs.

The provincial police chief told the reporters after chairing a security meeting at the Central Police Office that surveillance and checking had been intensified at all entry and exit points of the big cities.

“All police force is prepared to foil the nefarious designs of anti-state elements and terrorists,” according to the IGP.

Earlier, Khan Baig met with the representatives of Bill Gates Foundation and World Health Organization (WHO) at his office and assured the delegation that instructions have already been given to all the field officers along with the check-posts to remain in touch with the polio teams in their respective areas.

The police chief also reiterated that a comprehensive security strategy had been chalked out to provide protection to the polio teams and workers across the province.

Khwaja Sulman Rafique and Secretary Health briefed the IGP about the working of the polio teams. They said that that Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are the three countries of the world where polio cases had been reported. They also demanded foolproof security for the police workers. 

Khan Baig said that the district police officers (DPOs) in collaboration with the district administration are directed to keep constant liaison with the polio teams while policemen would escort the polio workers on containers and at their transaction points.