Rawalpindi police have launched Murree tourism police on special directives from IG Punjab. According to details, RPO and CPO Rawalpindi inaugurated Murree Tourism Police at Lower Topa. RPO Rawalpindi Ashfaq Ahmad Khan said that PS Patriata and PS Pahguari have also been made functional from today for the safety and service of citizens and tourists.
Murree tourism police to perform around the clock
The Murree tourism police is a pilot project that will be launched in other tourist destinations of Punjab like Katas Raj, Nankana and Fort Monroe said Ashfaq Ahmed Khan, after the successful completion of the project. The CPO Rawalpindi Omar Saeed Malik said that for the convenience of tourists the tourism police will perform its duties 24/7. The RPO also mentioned that an awareness campaign will also be launched for the awareness and guidance of tourists to avoid any emergency situation.
The Murree tourism police project initially include a hundred and fifty police officers and personnel, a special tourist van, three specially prepared vehicles, twenty-five motorcycles along with horse riding squad. The RPO Rawalpindi Ashfaq Ahmad Khan also mentioned that Patriata Police Station and Pahguari Police Station have also been made functional from today for the safety and service of citizens and tourists in Murree.
The incident at Malika-e-Kohsar
Back in January, at least 21 people lost their lives after their cars became stuck on snow-covered roads leading to Murree. Soldiers rescued people from at least 24,000 vehicles stranded in the heavy snow. As per rescue officials, the victims were found dead in their vehicles, some possibly dying of carbon monoxide poisoning overnight. Four months after the incident, the authorities launched the project and also a helpline (1757) in case of guidance or emergency situations.