Punjab Chief Shahbaz Sharif has ordered a major crackdown against the anti-social elements, criminals and proclaimed offenders in the province.

He was chairing a high-level meeting here on Sunday.

He directed to take indiscriminate action against the criminal elements and take every necessary measure for the protection of public's lives and properties.

He said Police force will have to perform effectively and vibrantly to ensure the atmosphere of peace and law and order.

The orders have been issued after Lahore witnessed rise in street crimes in the recent days.