Muhafiz Force has been established in Kasur district to combat street crime and create a sense of security among the public. The force personnel would perform duty in two shifts.

This was stated by Sheikhupura Regional Police Officer (RPO) Shehzad Sultan while addressing a function at District Police Lines here the other day.

Kasur DPO Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi, Presidents of Kasur, Chunian and Pattoki Bar Associations, members Anjuman-e-Tajran, journalists and SDPOs also attended the function.

The RPO said that the Muhafiz Police Force has been established in the district under command of DPO Ali Nasir Rizvi to combat street crime. A special team would monitor performance of the Mohafiz Force and submit report to DPO on daily basis, he added.

He said that the force has been provided with motorbikes, wireless sets and state-of-the-art weapons. The force would patrol streets, banks, financial institutions, jewellery shops, shopping centres, educational institutions, hospitals and sensitive installations to fight crimes like car-jacking, cash and cellphone snatching.

He termed that the force would act catalyst to win back public confidence and would help control street crime.

The DPO Kasur in his address said that with the establishment of Muhafiz Force, the crime rate would decrease across the district. He said that the force personnel have been imparted modern training and equipped with sophisticated weapons.

“They can tackle any challenge; they are capable enough and we have pinned great hopes on the force,” he claimed, adding that selection of the candidates for force had been made purely on merit.

The DPO pledged to show no leniency for the criminals and assured elimination of crime from the district.

SEVEN PEDDLERS HELD: The District Excise and Taxation Department seized contraband including heroin, hashish and liquor and arrested seven accused during a crackdown.

The Excise and Taxation Department Kasur launched the crackdown on the directives of the Punjab E and T Department DG.

The District Excise and Taxation have formed several teams, consisting deputy district officers and others. The teams also conducted raids on medical stores, having repute of selling intoxicants etc.

During the crackdown, the E and T officials recovered 192 grams of heroin, 1,100 grams of charas, and 17 bottles of liquor in different raids. The officials also arrested seven persons and handed over them to the police.