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MoU Inked Between Punjab Police, CERP and Harvard Kennedy School For Research On IT Projects


LAHORE– A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was inked between the Punjab Police, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Harvard Kennedy School for conducting research on 8787 Complaint Cell and Service Centers (Khidmat Marakaz) on Tuesday.

In the light of research, recommendations will be made to further improve the service delivery and performance of IT Projects of Punjab Police.

“Selection of IT projects of Punjab Police for research is an honour for Punjab Police; this research will also be helpful to meet the future challenges,” said Inspector General of Punjab Police Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan.

He further said Punjab police has started projects with the effective use of IT technology to provide best service delivery to the public and so far millions of citizens benefited from these services.

The IG expressed those views on the occasion of signing MoU and meeting three member delegation from CERP and Harvard Kennedy School that was led by Associate Professor of LUMS University Professor Dr Ali Cheema. Others were Asim Khawaja from Harvard Kennedy School and CEO CERP Maroof A Syed.

Additional IG Training Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Operations Inam Ghani, Additional IG IAB Zulfiqar Hameed, DIG Crime Jawad Dogar, DIG Logistics Rai Babar Saeed, DIG IAB Ahsan Younas, DIG R& D Muhammad Faisal Rana  and others were also present.

After MOU signing, Dr Ali Cheema said that MoU between Punjab Police and CERP is proof of the IGP’s trust in his IT projects and we are sure that research under this MoU will be a role model for other departments too.

The IGP further said that research on the Punjab Police projects will not only help improve the functioning of these projects but will also be helpful in initiating such projects for police and public services.

While thanking the members of delegate, he said the Punjab police will continue to improve its IT projects for public facility and will appreciate research work in this regard.— PRESS RELEASE