LAHORE The US Consul General in Lahore Carmela Conroy on Wednesday threw a lavish Iftaar dinner in the honour of police officers, who wasted no time to reach her residence to attend the party, no matter they did not even get permission from the quarters concerned to meet the foreign diplomat. Police sources revealed that DIG Khadim Hussain Bhatti, DIG Arif Nawaz, SSP Waqas Aslam, SSP Tariq Abbas Qureshi, Maj. (retd) Shehryar, Maj. (retd) Nasrullah, and SP Headquarters Romail Akram were among the prominent police officers who attended the Iftaar party at the diplomats residence on Wednesday. Sources said that the government officers are bound to obtain prior permission from the Foreign Office before meeting the foreign diplomats or attending the parties to be hosted by the foreign envoys. When contacted, a few of the above-mentioned participants confirmed that they had attended the party but refused to comment further on the issue of attending the function in sheer violation of the prescribed rules. Meanwhile, Britains Deputy High Commissioner Peter Tibber spent another busy day in Multan on Wednesday, holding meetings with people belonging to various walks of life and assuring support to the local politicians for the creation of a new Saraiki province. He met with Malik Mumtaz, President Saraiki Qoumi Movement, and Noor Khan Bhabha, a local leader of Tehrik-e-Insaaf. The Britains Deputy High Commissioner also met with Muhammad Abdul Saboor, Project Manager of an NGO Pattan. Later, he visited the shrine of Sufi saint Baba Jamal Shah. Sources believed that the local politicians urged the diplomat to play his role for creation of a new province for Saraiki belt out of Punjab. He assured them that he would do what he could in this regard. It is important to mention here that the diplomats from various Western countries particularly of the USA and the UK have stepped up their 'activities in the Southern Punjab for the last couple of months.