LAHORE - Two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and a station house officer (SHO) were issued notices for not making proper security arrangements at schools located in their jurisdiction.

The notices were served on Iqbal Town DSP Rana Shabbir Ahmed, Muslim Town DSP Abdullah Jan and the Muslim Town SHO.

A police spokesperson said the officers were ordered to explain why they could not ensure best security arrangements at different education institutions despite clear-cut instructions of the provincial government.

Lahore (DIG) Operations Dr Haider Ashraf on Tuesday visited different schools located in Iqbal Town, Scheme Mor, Shera Kot, and Wahdat Colony areas to inspect security arrangements at the schools and colleges.

While talking to reporters on this occasion, the DIG said there would be no comprise on security of the educational institutions. The DIG also met the schools’ administrations to ensure security arrangements as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Earlier, the police had reviewed the security arrangements at the schools, which are divided into three categories - A+, A, B for security purposes. The management of all the private and public schools is bound to take security measures as per the SOP laid down for the security of educational institutions.  According to the SOP, there should be complete boundary wall for every school besides metal detectors, security guard, security barriers, walkthrough gates, and evacuation point.

Following the deadliest terror assault on army-run public school in Peshawar, all the educational institutions had been closed down and the authorities were directed to ensure security of the schools before reopening the institutions.