LAHORE – The Saddar Police Division SP (Operations) has requested the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department to change the colour and stitching of the uniform of their officers holding a barrier for checking documents of different vehicles.

“I have observed a striking similarity between uniforms of the Punjab Police and the staff of the Excise and Taxation Department. This may cause an untoward incident in case suspects start wearing the same,” Saddar SP Captain (r) Liaqat Ali Malik told the media on Saturday.

Malik said he personally knew all his subordinates, but the officers deployed at barriers to check legal documents of different vehicles were quite unfamiliar to him or any of the divisional SPs.

“Desperate gangsters and terrorists may take advantage of this situation because the similarity in uniform creates confusion among the public accessing these agencies,” Malik explained. He went on to request the competent authority to change the pattern of uniform of the Excise and Taxation Department to avoid any untoward incident.