LAHORE - At least 484 policemen are deployed at 26 checkpoints set up on the entry and exit points of the Lahore-Islamabad motorway to keep a strict check on the movement of suspected elements.

Apart from bullet-proof jackets and sophisticated firearms, these policemen are equipped with latest technology to ensure snap checking on the entry and exit points of the motorway.

Amjad Javaid Saleemi, chief of the Punjab Highways Patrolling (PHP) police, yesterday stated this while briefing the participants of a high-level meeting held at the central police office. The meeting was called to evaluate and assess the performance of the 484 police officials deployed at 26 entry and exit points of motorway, a police spokeswoman said.

Punjab inspector general of police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera presided over the meeting while senior police officers including Usman Khattak, Arif Nawaz, Dr Arif Mushtaq, Azhar Hamid Khokhar, B.A Nasir, Agha Yousaf, and Waqas-ul-Hassan were also present on this occasion.

Out of total 26 check-posts at least three are set up on the outskirts of Attock district, one on the edge of Jhelum, three on Rawalpindi, four on Sargodha, three on Faisalabad, six on Sheikhupura, and two each on Chakwal, Hafizabad, and Lahore districts.

Police officer Saleemi told the meeting that the policemen are provided at least 77 CCTVs, 25 computers with DVR, 20 android phones, 58 search lights, 27 wireless sets, 25 UPS, explosive detectors, 127 bullet proof jackets, 43 reflected jackets besides the required firearms and weapons.

He also said that the regular monitoring of the officials and inspection of the equipment was being carried out on daily basis by the provincial highways patrolling police.

IGP Sukhera directed the officers to ensure the welfare of all the deployed force as they are delivering their duties at the risk of their lives to protect the road users.