No society can progress sans merit, justice, law: Shahbaz

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Staff Reporter

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that no society can progress without supremacy of merit, justice and law. He said that Punjab government has adopted merit policy in police and other departments, as it is essential for survival.
He was addressing Police Darbar at Elite Police Training School Bedian Wednesday. The Chief Minister said that Punjab police has made commendable efforts for the protection of life and property of people, therefore, more incentives are being announced for police force.
He said that police stations will have to become centers for redressal of grievances of the aggrieved. He said that like others, the sector for provision of justice has also been facing a decline and the situation will have to be changed. He said that time has come to change the culture of sale of justice in police stations and Kutcheries. He appealed to senior police officers and police force to uphold justice at any cost.
He said that salaries of subordinate judiciary and police have been increased and additional expenditure of billions of rupees is being borne. The Chief Minister announced to upgrade Constable from grade 5 to 7, Head Constable from 7 to 9, ASI from 9 to 11 and create 13000 additional vacancies of Head Constable rank to give incentives to 1.25 lakh police force.