LAHORE - The sensitive agencies Saturday provided important clues to the provincial government about the mastermind behind the recent five blasts in the City on Friday night, The Nation has learnt reliably. According to well-placed sources in the police department, the Punjab government Friday passed an important information to the police high-ups about the involvement of anti-social elements in the explosions, which created a wave of terror in the City. The provincial and City police leadership was looking quite confident and hopeful about the arrest of terrorists saying that the police investigators would arrest the culprits soon. A senior police officer, requesting anonymity, said the people would hear a 'good news' soon. He, however, refused to give further details in this regard. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Punjab, Shaukat Javed has said that three high level investigation teams had been constituted to apprehend the culprits behind the recent blasts. DIG Investigation Lahore, DIG CID and divisional SPs will head the investigative teams separately. Addl IG CID Malik Muhamamd Iqbal will coordinate with all these investigation teams. The IG expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting in connection with law and order situation in Lahore at CPO here on Saturday. Addl IG CID Malik Muhammad Iqbal, DIG Operations Rafique Hasan, CCPO Lahore Pervaiz Rathore, SSP Operations Lahore and other senior police officers were also present on the occasion. The IG has said some positive leads had been found during the preliminary probe which would help in arresting the criminals behind these explosions. He vowed to provide extraordinary security to the places of cultural activities in Lahore in collaboration with local police and district administration. He said that the Shops and Establishment Security Act 1997 would be implemented in letter and spirit. Under this act it is obligatory on the part of owners and management of financial institutions and shopping malls to appoint private security guards. He said in case of robbery, action would be taken against the delinquent police officials of the area concerned. He directed the local police authorities that during VIPs and VVIPs movement traffic should not be stopped for more than one minute and proper drill is to be devised so that common people may not be suffered. The meeting was informed that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken a serious notice of traffic stoppage owing to the VIPs movement. Police ready to cope any challenge, says CCPO Capital City Police Officer, Muhammad Pervaiz Rathore has said that police force is ready to cope with any challenge and it cannot be demoralised by bomb blasts. According to a police handout, he expressed these views while talking to media after "Fateha Khawani" at the monument of martyrs of GPO Chowk bomb blast. CCPO said 11 bomb blasts occurred in Lahore during last year and the criminals involved in most of these blasts have been traced and arrested. He said that 17 police officials were martyred while about 70 persons were injured in GPO Chowk bomb blast. He said every kind of financial assistance is being extended to families of police officials martyred in the incidents of terrorism. CCPO further said that solid evidences regarding bomb blasts at theatres on Friday night have been received and the criminals involved in these incidents will be arrested as soon as possible. SSP Operation Ch Shafiq Ahmed said that police is playing its role with great responsibility and the example of Moharram-ul-Harram arrangements is before you in this regard. He said that people from all schools of thought fully cooperated with the police for maintaining law and order during Moharram. Those who offered Fateha include CCPO, Perverz Rathore, SSP Operation Ch Shafiq Ahmed, SP Civil Lines Sohail Akhtar Sokhera, SP Investigation Civil Lines Dr Haider Ashraf, SP Security Muhammad Ali Naikokar, SP Cantt Ghulam Azfar and other officers.