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2,000 cops to escort polio groups in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT – Over 2,000 police officers were deployed in Bannu District to provide foolproof security for polio workers during the ongoing five-day anti-polio drive, an official said Friday.

Speaking to reporters, the officer said the police would provide security for polio teams during field operations and in fixed centers. He said that along with the establishment of 30 temporary checkpoints, the district’s mobile patrol had been reinforced to avert any nasty incident.

“Under the supervision of Data Protection Officer Imran Shahid, the Quick Response Force (QRF) commands will also support the police in letter and spirit in the implementation of the security plan for the polio eradication campaign,” said the district administration officer Passengers, the display of weapons and the use of tinted glasses in vehicles are prohibited. He said the plainclothes officers were also used on sensitive union councils in the district.