LAHORE - Eleven police stations falling in Civil Lines Police Division, Lahore, have only 333 guns and rifles and a total of 20,455 bullets to protect over 1 million people living in the area, an official report says.

Around 60 drug peddlers with 22 in Shalimar, 41 gamblers and 18 prostitute dens have been officially identified in this division. An official report reveals the names of drug peddlers as Riasat, a resident of Ho-27, Shahid alias Shahida, a resident of Multani Building, Muhammad Shafiq alias Pehlwan of Ho-25, Main Bazaar, Imran alias Mani of Ho-34, Mozang, Riaz alias Raja of Ho-22, Aslam alias Bhaiya of Peer Aziz, Aqeel alias Poomi of Kanak Mandi, Iqbal alias Bala of Ho-512 of Mozang, Aamir alias Dara of St 88, Mozang, Akbar Ali alias Munna of Qureshi Mohala, Asif alias Piya of Kot Abdullah, Baba Awais alias Sayin of Atta Street, Nadeem Usman alias Tari, Shahid Javed alias Nanha of Shaam Nagar, Shaukat alias Shauka of Muhammadpura Jattan, Khuram Yousuf of Ganj Mughalpura, Ghafoor alias Ghafoora Pathan of Mughalpura and others.

Similarly out of total 41, the identified notorious gamblers include Basheer Kumhar alias Gatto of Kamiyaran Mozang, Habib-ul-Rehman alias Habeba, Malik Shaukat Ali and Allah Rakha of Bogi Road, Jameel alias Jeela of Ho-180, Garhi Shahu, Azam of Shankar Daas, Umar Javed alias Bodi of Dhobi Mandi, Afzal alias Kala of Jalal Din Road, Mozang and others.

The information has been packed in first comprehensive booklet titled: ‘Civil Lines Division in First Look’ prepared by SP (Operations) Omer Saeed Malik. This is the first-ever updated version about history, crime spots and maps of each police station of Civil Lines Division prepared on modern lines.

The book also summarizes the history of its police stations, crime pockets, criminals’ history, important government and non-government buildings, security duties, religious seminaries, media outlets, major events and renowned politicians’ residences located in Civil Lines Police Division.

Overall 11 small books, which cover the history and crime situation of each police station have been prepared by SHOs and sub-divisional police officers (SDPOs) under the command of Omer Saeed Malik.

Talking to this scribe, he said the aim behind compiling this book was to trace out reasons of crime, criminal hideouts, law and order position, crime pockets and all other information related to street and heinous crime. “Now, SHOs and DSPs are fully aware about the crime situation in their jurisdiction and they can easily hunt down the criminals,” he stated. To a query about the crackdown against such gamblers, drug peddlers and brothels, he said one may believe it or not but all the identified criminals involved in anti-social elements have fled from their homes and brothels.

“We have included their names and addresses in order to provide guidelines for the newly appointed SP, SDPOs and even SHOs in this division in future,” he added.

The book is the treasure of information related to police stations, beat charts, arms and ammunitions, tear gas, police strength, five-year chart of heinous crime, street crime, crime pockets-cum-crime graphs, imperative government buildings, courts, hospitals, hotels, clubs, mosques, religious seminaries, churches, shrines, graveyards, religious congregations, law and order situation and road blockages, notorious drug peddlers, gamblers, prostitute dens, VVIP movements and their routes, terrorist activities, details of important terror incidents, picket points, markets, plazas, shopping centres, banks, money changers, jewelers shops, important thoroughfares, resorts, historical parks, guest houses, cinemas and theaters, media houses, radio and TV channels, important religious and cultural festivals, universities, colleges, schools, MPAs, MNAs and union nazims’ residences and refresher course imparted among the police officers of the Civil Lines Division.

According to this book, Old Anarkali is the oldest police station established in 1863 of this division and first FIR which was lodged in this police station comprises nine points.

The first documented book says the Civil Lines Division contains eight G-3 rifles (240 bullets), 147 semi rifles (5982 bullets), 90 SMG rifles (8253 bullets), 25 MP5 rifles (2300 bullets), and 63 Beretta Pistols (3680 bullets). Objectively speaking, the terrorists and hardened criminals have more arms and ammunition as compared to police. The higher authorities should think about the arms and ammunition provided to this wing.