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Punjab Police To Introduce Policies At Lower Level To Ensure Justice: Arif Nawaz

The Newly-appointed IGP receives guard of honour at the Central Police Office


LAHORE– Punjab Police will be strengthened more as an institution and public perception will be changed by delivering best performance.

To restore trust of people in police, policies at lower level will be introduced to ensure provision of justice to public.

All field officers will be bound to implement the SOPs and standing orders issued with respect to formulated policies at the Central Police Office and no negligence shall be tolerated in this regard.

At every level a crystal clear strategy will be carved out with full consensus for which all officers and officials will have to come on forefront for implementing the policies and making the department an ideal one.

Those views were expressed by Inspector General Police Punjab Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan after assuming the charge of Provincial Police Officer and meeting with senior officers at the Central Police Office Lahore on Wednesday.

Additional IG Establishment Punjab Captain (retired) Ahmed Latif, 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 Ch, Additional IG Investigation Punjab Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh, Additional IG Elite Police Force Shahid Hanif, Commandant PC Kanwar Shah Rukh, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid along with other senior officers were present at this occasion.

The IG Punjab said the police department will reform itself and INSHA ALLAH public will see a better and reformed police.

He said to the officers that we will have to make our force strong by working together and care about their welfare so that they may perform their duties with full commitment.

Khan directed all field officers of force to supervise financial issues personally so that transparency might be ensured, saying all the policies will be made through executive board during the meeting of officers which will be held on every Monday.

He told officers that they will be given full opportunity to express their opinions during policy making and after the decision officers will have to ensure hundred percent implementation and responsibility of these decisions.

The IG while talking about welfare said that we should improve our system regarding issues of heirs of martyrs and injured officials so that they may get easy relief without seeking favor of media, courts and political leaders. He said that if we don’t do justice with our force then they also will not provide justice to the public.

The police chief said internal accountability system will have to be improved and punishments in this regard will be made exemplary. A regular strategy for this will be formulated so that punishment should be given with respect to nature and intensity of crime.

Khan further said the complainants coming from different districts to CPO Lahore prove that they could not get help from officers of these districts so all field officers will have to play their role in this regard.

The IG Punjab further said those elements will be thrown away from the department who consider themselves an indispensable part of department making them a sign of abuse for the department and are also involved in illegal activities.

The department will be purged of these evil persons. He said that recruitment process will be made a transparent one.

The IG Punjab said  he prefers the training on top because with the help of modern training the force may be improved and professional officers will be selected and appointed at police training centers.

He said that training is always done with heart and soul not with pressure. He expected that Addl IG Training will play his role in this regard.

Moreover, the IG directed to senior officers of finance, welfare, operations, PHP, special branch, investigation, SPU, development and other units to brief him about their respective units from tomorrow so that a clear cut strategy might be carved out.

He further directed to all field officers that they must send security plan of Ramzan bazaars, mosques, Imam bargahs, and all worship places before the holy month of Ramzan so that strategies may be carved out in this regard.

Arif Nawaz receives guard of honour on his arrival at CPO



Earlier, a traditional police squad extended salutations to newly-appointed IG Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan on his arrival at the CPO and departing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi handed over traditional baton and command to Mr Khan.

The IG paid homage to outgoing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi, saying they worked together as colleagues and all steps taken by Mr Saleemi will be continued.

On this occasion, the IG Punjab presented a traditional souvenir and shield to Amjad Javed Saleemi.— LAHORE MIRROR