LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that all possible steps are being taken for maintaining law and order in the province. He said that police should perform its duties efficiently and spare no effort for protecting life and property of citizens.  

He was presiding over a meeting to review law and order situation, on Monday. He said that maintenance of peace and law and order was the top priority of the government and police should perform its responsibilities in this regard with commitment and efficiency. He directed that special attention should be paid to the security of markets and bazaars.

He said that the law regarding shops and securities be strictly implemented and the action plan evolved for this purpose should be enforced at any cost. He said that monitoring system for eradication of crime should be made more effective. He said that arrangements for protection of life and property of citizens and maintenance of law and order should be reviewed on regular basis.

The chief minister directed that strict monitoring of entry and exit points of the province should be ensured and the concerned department should work with effective coordination.

He said that a watchful eye should be kept on suspects. He said that resources will continue to be provided to police, however, it will have to come up to the expectations of the masses and play an effective role for rooting out crimes. Provincial Ministers, Assembly Members and senior officers were present on the occasion.