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IGP Asks Internal Accountability Teams to Visit Police Stations for SOPs Violations


LAHORE– Inspector General of Punjab Police Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan Tuesday said the teams of internal accountability should pay visit to police stations of all districts in order to bring better results in the matters of police stations.

“The reports of those officers and officials who are found guilty of trespassing their powers, gross negligence and corrupt practices should be sent to the Central Police Office (CPO) so that process of accountability should be sped up against those officers who go against the devised SOPs.”

He further said that there should be no delay in taking legal and departmental actions upon these reports because due to fistful black sheep, the entire department has to face the music.

The IG further directed that the cases of sexual abuse and torture of children and women should be assigned to expert, experienced and well reputed police officers and all DPOs should send weekly progress reports regarding police stations actions on women and children sexual abuse and tortures to CPO office so that these cases should be resolved as early as possible.

Use of forensic science, Geo fencing and modern investigation modules should be benefitted in the cases of abuse of women and children whereas investigation officers of complicated cases including cases of blind murders should be encouraged at every leave and their help should also be sought in other cases, Khan added.

The IG was addressing the officers at CPO about change in police station culture, internal accountability and issues of welfare of the force.

Directing the officers, the IGP said that police is a disciplined force and it has no place for the irresponsible and inefficient officers and officials who trespass their power.

Therefore teams of internal accountability should pay surprise visits in all districts to deeply examine operations, investigation and progress of other branches so that a timely decision of their punishment keeping in view the discipline matrix should be taken against the responsible officers and officials. He moreover said that the policy of zero tolerance should be adopted against those officials and officers who misbehave with citizens.

IG Punjab while directing the orders of welfare of force said that promotion board meetings should be held regularly for the promotion of officials on merit and seniority basis so that the deserving officers should be promoted. He further said that senior officers should complete the ACRs of their subordinate without any delay and the officers who do not write the ACRs of his subordinate will have no concession in this regard.

Additional IGP Establishment Captain (Retired) Ahmed Latif, Additional IGP Operations Inam Ghani, Additional IGP D&I Azhar Hameed Khokar, Additional IGP W&F Rao Sardar, Additional IGP PHP Manzoor Sarwar Chaudhary, Additional IGP Investigation Abu Bakar Khuda Buksh, Additional IGP Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid, CCPO Lahore B A Nasir, Additional IGP Traffic Punjab Farooq Mazhar along with other senior officers were present in this meeting.— PRESS HANDOUT