Police on high alert in Pakistan's eastern city Lahore

14:30, June 04, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Declaring Friday a sensitive day in view of security authorities have deployed a large number of police security personnel throughout Lahore, the eastern city of Pakistan, local media reported.

According to reports Lahore police have declared Friday very sensitive and put the force on high alert to avoid any terrorist attack in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province.

Last Friday on May 28 two groups of militants attacked two worship places of a religious minority group in the city which led to more than 100 people dead and 108 others injured.

Chaudhry Shafiq, Senior Superintendent Operations, told media that he had ordered snap checking and search operation in the city.

In a letter to Inspector General Police Punjab, Shafiq demanded 500 bulletproof jackets and latest weaponry for the police to cope with the situation.

"We have declared Friday sensitive because most of the attacks occurred on that day," the police official said.

According to police officials 25,000 police personnel have been deployed in different parts of the city.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion