LAHORE - Terming the military operation Zarb-e-Azb a great success, a senior police officer has said his department will strictly follow the model to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) in the provincial metropolis.

Presiding over a meeting on Tuesday, DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf also directed the Lahore police to step up clampdown on the extremists by utilising all available resources.

SP Civil Lines police division and all the circle officers and station house officers were present in the meeting.

The DIG expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the Civil Lines Police division with regard to NAP implementation. He also reiterated that since the NAP has been put into practice, the crime rate, particularly of heinous crimes, is decreasing drastically.

He further emphasised that the success in war on terror is linked to the implementation of the national action plan. He ordered the police to intensify crackdown against the extremists with vigour and zeal and observe zero-tolerance against violators of the NAP.

On this occasion, SP Imtiaz Sarwar presented a report to the DIG highlighting progress on the implementation of the NAP in Civil Lines police division since January 9.

According to the report, the Civil Lines police division arrested 79 persons after registering 83 cases against for violating the Punjab Sound System Act. Similarly, the police arrested 35 people after registering 41 cases against the violators of Tenant Law.

While taking action against the violators of Arms Ordinance, the police arrested 95 people and registered 123 cases against them. The police also presented challans of 12 accused in court after registering 25 cases against them for violating the protection of sensitive installations act.