LAHORE Leading traders and businessmen reached the office of the Capital City Police Officer on Wednesday and protested against the traditional Thana Culture. Their protest was in reaction to the Ichhra polices refusal to register a burglary case and trace and book the robbers who looted gold ornaments worth Rs 5 million by breaking into a leading jewellery shop of the area, police sources said. Insiders disclosed to this reporter that the traders met the Ahmed Raza Tahir and complained about the rude attitude of the policemen, especially those serving in police stations. We met the CCPO today and brought the [robbery] matter into his notice. An FIR has now been registered, said Muhammad Saeed, the jeweller whose shop was robbed. He was part of the 15-member strong delegation. According to him, the police chief also assured them that they (cops) would leave no stone unturned to trace the robbers. The 15-member Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation had reached the CCPO office under the leadership of president Shahzad Ali Malik and Khawja Khawar Rasheed, the chairman of the LCCIs Law and Order Committee. Unidentified robbers had earlier stormed into Sahara Jewellers at Latif Plaza gold market. The bandits had managed to sneak into the shop by cutting the duct and removing exhaust fan. The shop owner said the police was reluctant to register a case. Ichhra DSP Abid Pehlwan was unwilling to cooperate, he added. Police normally do not easily register theft and robbery incidents in order to show good performance, it may be re called. The influential persons, however, manage to get their cases registered. According to a police handout, issued after the meeting, the CCPO told the delegation that in order to bring law and order situation under control, the business community would have to work in close liaison with the law-enforcement agencies. The CCPO further told them that in police department, matters are tackled not in individual manner but as teamwork. Time is right to change the general perception about the police as polices human resources are also from within the general public. The sacrifices rendered by police department against terrorism are obvious to all, the City police chief was quoted as saying. A 10-member delegation of Shiite Ulema also called on the CCPO at his office on Wednesday under the leadership of its Chairman Alhaj Haidar Ali Mirza. According to a police spokesman, Ahamd Raza Tahir has called upon the Ulema to help society get rid of the religious antagonism. He urged the Ulema to play their effective role in forging religious tolerance and unity among their followers and extend their all out help in helping the government meeting the challenge of terrorism and sectarianism.