LAHORE - Some 9,000 cops including 1,723 traffic wardens will discharge duties at various points in the City on the occasion of 64th Independence Day being observed in the country today (Saturday). Almost 7,000 policemen and 1,723 traffic wardens have been ordered to make foolproof security measures. Security agencies personnel will also assist the Lahore police on this occasion. As per the security plan, 12 SPs, 40 DSPs including 10 DSPs of traffic police will perform their duties. Traffic wardens, Mohafiz Force, Mobile Squads, Elite Force as well as SHOs concerned will be responsible and will adopt strict measures in their respective areas to curb negative activities. Security agencies personnel along with police in civil uniform will discharge their duties at Punjab Assembly, CM and Governor Houses, CM Secretariat and other government installations on this day. IG Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar and CCPO Lahore Police Mohammad Aslam Tareen have directed the Punjab and the Lahore Police respectively to make foolproof security arrangements in the provincial metropolis on the occasion of Independence Day. Special teams have been constituted for taking immediate action against pillion riders and control rooms have been established in the offices of Divisional SPs in addition to the central control rooms to cope with any emergency. Talking to TheNation the CCPO Lahore said thousands of police officials had been directed to ensure rule of law in the city on the auspicious Independence Day and the celebrations being observed on Saturday. He said some policemen would provide effective security cover to more than 50 functions and rallies to be held on this occasion. He further said strict action would be initiated against the elements taking law in their hand or indulging in hooliganism. Aslam Tareen said all the Divisional SPs had been directed to keep a watchful eye on the activities of anti-social elements. Necessary instructions have been issued for stern action against the motorcyclists involved in one-wheeling or riding the motorcycles without silencers, he added. Youth engaged in hooliganism will not be spared, and special teams have been formed to take action against the persons pestering the citizens or indulging in negative activities, he added. He said he would also pay surprise visits to various places to review security arrangements. Meanwhile, DIG Traffic Police Tariq Masood Yaseen said 1,773 traffic wardens would perform their duties under the supervision of 10 DSPs on the auspicious day of 14th of August. The DIG maintained that pillion riding had been strictly banned while strict punitive action would be initiated against violators. He, however, requested the parents to keep vigilant eye on their offspring in order to avoid any untoward incident on the Independence Day. He also appealed the parents to advise their children to desist from one-wheeling on this occasion.