Islamabad - In line with the directions of the interior ministry, the Islamabad police have completed security audit of over 650 government and private schools.

According to the police sources, the security audit of all the government educational institutions (422) has been completed with the police teams identifying certain loopholes in the security mechanism. “The audit of all the government institutions has been completed. We have identified loopholes in the security mechanism of some of these schools and directed their management to do the needful as per the standard operating procedure,” said a police official involved in the process on condition of anonymity. He was of the view that it was difficult for the schools management to bring everything at par with the set standards within limited timeframe. He said that the police were doing their best to overcome shortcomings in the security apparatus of schools.

The official added that the audit of private schools was going on in a swift manner. So far, over 250 private schools have been scrutinised and the security of the remaining would be examined within one week, he added.

There are around 1,150 private schools in the capital city. Islamabad police on Monday delivered lectures at 51 educational institutions to apprise the students, management and other staff how to tackle with any emergency like situation.

The various teams of Islamabad Police delivered lectures at the educational institutions in the capital with a purpose to boost the morale of the students and give them safety tips to counter any untoward incident. The police teams would continue such lectures in the coming days as well.

Following the directions of Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan, special security arrangements have been made at all educational institutions of the city through the cooperation of police and administration.

Inspector General of Islamabad Police Tahir Alam Khan visited Beacon House School, F-8/4, and Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-7/2, and delivered lectures there. AIG (Operations) Sultan Azam Temuri delivered lecture at F-8 College and Mir Vais Niaz at Islamabad College for Boys in sector G-6/3.

The IGP said that Islamabad police had constituted special teams headed by officers of DSP and inspector rank who would visit at educational institutions within Islamabad and deliver special lectures to boost morale of students and overcome any security loophole in future. He said Islamabad police had introduced emergency alert system for the security of schools and the force would be made more responsive through introduction of this strictly supervised tool.