LAHORE - Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar has directed the officers of City Police to evolve an effective mechanism to overcome terrorism and other crime acts in the City and for this purpose maximum participation of public should be ensured. Addressing the police officers at the Central Police Office here on Tuesday, he urged the police to develop a friendly attitude towards people by setting aside the traditional policing and muster peoples confidence so that they could timely pinpoint the criminals. He directed the police officers not to disturb the general people at pickets without any solid reason and only ensure objective checking. The IGP said if any person came up with a complaint to any police station, the officers should immediately resolve his problem. He also asked them to ring back if any citizen make a call for help and innocent people should not be arrested in criminal cases. He directed the SPs and SDPOs to play active role in connection with the elimination of terrorism, gambling and other dens of crimes and provision of relief to the people in their respective areas. He also directed them that apart from sitting in their offices they should also concentrate on patrolling to ensure foolproof security of sensitive areas in their jurisdiction. He said that the safety of life and property of the people was the top priority of the Police Department and as such officers/officials indulging in negligence of duties would be taken to task. He asked the SPs/SDPOs to personally supervise the implementation of safety measures taken for the shrines and the senior police officers should visit these places for checking so that a sense of security could be provided to the masses. The IGP further said that the security measures for shopping plazas, trade centres and banks should be adopted in consultation with traders organisations. Additional IG Operations Rafiq Hassan, CCPO Lahore Muhammad Aslam Tareen, SSP Investigations Zulfiqar Hameed and all Divisional SPs participated in the meeting.