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IGP Arif Nawaz Chairs Meeting Of Field Police Formations Before Ramadan

Additional IG, DIGs, RPOs, CPOs and DPOs rushed to the Central Police Office to attend the meeting on weekly holiday that covered all aspects of policing


LAHORE– Inspector General Punjab Police Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan said his favorites are only those officers who will serve public, uphold rule of law and apprehend culprits responsible of causing trouble to the public.

Field officers from every district must prepare a list of top 20 criminals and anti-social elements, apprehend them by June 5 and dispatch reports to the Central Police Office, he announced.

“I am myself monitoring the crime situation in all districts of Punjab so an indiscriminate action must be taken,” the police chief said while presiding a high-level meeting of entire field formations at Central Police Office on Sunday.

He further directed to beef up security of all educational institutes and worship places across Punjab including churches on priority basis and RPOs and DPOs monitor the security plan and security duty personally.

The IG further said that every officer should ensure his availability in the office during office hours emphasizing easy access for citizens and eliminating “parchi” culture.

“Any officer found guilty of delaying the action on public complaints will be held responsible and will also face departmental action if his negligence is proved.”

He further said that without any leniency action will also be taken against such DPO s who are not taking action against the relevant SHO or Circle Officer for delaying the registration of FIR.

He said that a stern and swift action should be taken against the supporters or culprits of criminal elements in police uniform.

He said entry and exit point check posts at all districts should be removed immediately, starting snap checking / mobile checking.

Additional IG Training Punjab Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Operations Punjab Inam Ghani, Additional IG Welfare & Finance Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar Chaudhary, Additional IG Investigation Punjab Abubakar Khudabaksh, Additional IG Elite Police Force Shahid Hanif, CCPO Lahore B A Nasir, Additional IG Logistics & Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Commandant Punjab Constabulary Kunwar Shahrukh, all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs were present.

During the meeting, the IG Punjab issued important orders regarding departmental discipline, management and security during the holy month of Ramadan, to all RPOs CPOs & DPOs from throughout Punjab.

Additional IG Operations updates IGP about security measures ahead of Ramadan

On this occasion, Additional IG Operations Inam Ghani briefed IG Punjab that utilizing all available resources and a comprehensive security plan has been devised and during Ramadan for 32,585 Mosques and Imambargahs of the province almost 80,000 police officers, officials and volunteers will perform security duty.

The IG Punjab directed to ensure the security of citizens at all costs during Ramadan and directed all DPOs to visit and monitor personally the security of Mosques, Imam Bargahs, Ramadan Bazars and other important buildings and markets.


He emphasised upon gearing up search, sweep, combing and intelligence based operations in the vicinity of all worship places.

Khan further said checking should be more thorough at the entry and exit points of the city and during Fajar and Taraveh Prayer additional security should be provided to the sensitive worship places also patrolling should be further improved.

RPOs brief IGP about their regions’ performance

Furthermore, during meeting,  all RPOs gave a detailed briefing about the crime situation in their respective regions, the performance of District Complaint Officers and other IT projects including the front desk.

The IG emphasized to gear up the campaign against string and kite manufacturers and flying and also against the aerial firing, violation of loudspeaker act drug peddlers especially against big drug dealers so that rule of law and protection of the wealth and lives of the public can be ensured.

He said zero tolerance should be shown to the responsible of death in police custody, torture and flee of culprit, adding in case of flawed investigation or distortion of the facts, a strict departmental and legal action should be taken against the relevant investigation officer.

He further said that all checkpoints other than the entry and exit points of the city should be removed immediately, starting snap checking.

Special teams of Logistics Branch and Internal Accountability Branch should immediately start touring all the districts to check and compile a report of police stock, police chief advised.— PRESS RELEASE