The deteriorating law and order situation has forced Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) administration to revisit its security policy and it has decided to hire 60 private security guards for maintaining peace at campus, sources disclosed.

According to details, the BZU administration signed an agreement with a private security agency for the deployment of at least 60 security guards at the university campus. Sources revealed that the deployment had begun and initially 21 guards had been deployed outside boys hostels.

It may not be out of place to mention here that armed clashes among activists of students organisations have frequently been taking place in the BZU over the last few months. At least three students were injured in a recent clash while the police arrested over two dozen students.

BAN ON WALL CHALKING: The district administration has announced a ban on wall chalking, banners and posters under Section 144 and District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal has issued order for registration of cases against those violation the ban. Addressing a meeting of district officers here on Monday, he asked them to trace the concerned persons or companies from posters or banners and get cases registered against them. He said that posters and banners distorted the face and beauty of the city.

He also issued order for launching of crackdown on illegal loader rickshaws, saying ratio of accidents registered alarming increase because of motorcycle rickshaws. He declared that a force comprising police and district officials would be constituted to conduct raids in city and take action against illegal motorcycle rickshaws.

FRF constituted to fight floods: A Flood Response Force (FRF) has been constituted by the district government to cope with any emergency situation in case of flooding. The force was constituted during a meeting held here on Monday chaired by District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal. Addressing the meeting, the DCO said that all out measures were being adopted to cope with flood, although there was no flood warning this year. He directed all government departments to provide the details of their available resources and machinery so that the flood-fighting plan could be finalized.

He directed the officials of the irrigation and district government to constitute separate teams and inspect security dykes and flood banks besides submitting weekly reports with his office. He said that the district government was determined to protect Multan from flood and negligence on part of any department would not be tolerated at any cost.