LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig has directed the Lahore police to ensure foolproof security for the Youth Festival to be held in Lahore next week.

The provincial police chief presided over a meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Friday and reviewed the security arrangements for the festival, a police spokesperson said. Punjab Additional-IGP (Special Branch) Muhammad Amlish, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Chaudhry Shafique Ahmed, DIG (Operations) Rana Abdul Jabbar, Lahore Chief Traffic Officer Muhammad Sohail, SSP Waqar Abbasi and other officers also attended the meeting.  On this occasion, Lahore CCPO Chaudhry Shafique Ahmed gave an in-depth briefing to the police chief and also spelled out the measures being taken regarding the security and traffic arrangements for the event.

It was decided in the meeting that at least 12,000 police officers and officials including Elite, Training, Special Branch, Police Qaumi Razakar and Traffic Wardens would be deployed on security duties to ensure foolproof security for the participants of the festival.  The IGP directed the Lahore CCPO to personally monitor the security arrangements so that the general public would attend this festival without any fear and hesitation in a pleasant atmosphere.