rawalpindi - Following orders of City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, mock emergency operations were conducted by police along with personnel of other law enforcement agencies at two government-run colleges in the city.

The mock emergency operations were carried out at the Government Gordon College, Liaquat Road and the Government Degree College for Women, Peshawar Road aimed to avert any possible terror attack on the educational institutions, a police spokesman informed yesterday.

According to him, the police and other LEAs keeping in view of any possible terror threat to the education institutions in the city have carried out mock emergency exercises at the Government Gordon College and the Government Degree College for Women on Peshawar Road. The exercises were also attended by SSP (Operations) Karamat Ullah Malik, SP Rawal Division Malik Iqbal, DSP and SHO City besides commandoes of Elite Force, Bomb Disposal Squad, Quick Response Force, Special Branch and Rescue 1122. “The security personnel safely rescued the students and teachers after battle with fictitious terrorists in the colleges,” he said.

Seeking anonymity, a female lecturer told The Nation that the police or district administration had not informed about the mock exercise at the Government Degree College for Women. She said that the LEAs sudden action created a wave of panic among the faculty members as they thought some terrorists launched attack on the college and police came here to rescue them. “Honestly, nobody told the college administration prior of being conducting such mock exercises. Many teachers started screaming hysterically while seeing commandoes in the college,” she said.