GUJRANWALA - The trading community is playing a key role for the prosperity and progress of the country by adding billions to the national exchequer.

"The district police are performing its duty in an effective manner and all possible steps are being taken to protect the lives and properties of citizens."

This was stated by City police Officer (CPO) Ashfaq Khan during a visit to various local markets including Rail Bazaar, Kharadanwala Bazaar, Dal Bazaar and Bank Square. Kotwali ASP Dr Raza Tanvir accompanied him.

The CPO met shopkeepers and enquired about law and order situation in bazaars.–Staff Reporter

He said a number of policemen have been deployed in the bazaars to maintain peace, adding that police patrolling in markets has also been increased. The CPO directed the SHO concerned to resolve the problems being faced by traders on priority basis. He also appealed to traders to lend a helping hand to police department for effective action against criminals.