LAHORE -  Acting Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Tahir Rai on Friday suspended Nolakha Station House Officer (SHO) Ahsan Ashraf after the dengue larva was found on the premises.

A police spokesman said that the Lahore police chief visited the police station and expressed his dissatisfaction over the insufficient arrangements of cleanliness.

Muhammad Tahir Rai also directed the police to follow the health and cleanliness methods in the police stations, headquarters and storerooms as devised by the provincial health authorities. He further warned that any type of negligence in this regard would never be tolerated. The DIG has also ordered the senior officers to participate in the anti-dengue campaign and also educate their subordinates about the silent killer. The police are also directed to ensure cleanliness in the offices to save precious lives.

Acting-CCPO is currently paying special visits to the police stations, headquarters, and storerooms to check the arrangements of cleanliness as part of the government’s plan to defeat the dengue, a lethal disease that left many people dead in the past two years in the provincial metropolis.

Awareness: On the directives of Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Sohail Chaudhry the city traffic police have launched anti-dengue campaign to educate the masses about the deadly disease.

A police spokesman said on Friday that the Traffic Education Unit had been directed to step up the campaign across the city to create awareness about the silent killer among the people. The traffic unit would pay special visits to the colleges and schools to deliver lectures, urging the students to take precautionary measures against the disease.