Citizens-centric policing to improve police image: Raja

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat on Friday said that the “Citizens Centric Policing Conference (CCPC)” was an effort of Punjab Police as its output would help provide relief to the common man and boost trust level between the police and the public.

Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat was addressing as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of CCPC held at Punjab Police Officers Mess on Friday. The minister said that for the first time Punjab Police had taken such a practical step for the convenience of the citizens instead of amending the law or demanding resources from govt while staying within its resources which was a role model for other institutions.

He said that in line with the vision of the PM of Pakistan and the CM of Punjab, practical steps of people-friendly policing would further improve the process of police service delivery and the people of the province would equally benefit from these facilities. Raja Basharat said that the Punjab govt was ready to extend all possible cooperation to upgrade the Police Act 1934 while the supervisory officers would have to play their role more diligently and efficiently in providing services to the people and controlling crime. He said that with the practical steps taken after the conference, all the police stations and police offices of the province would be able to play an important role in alleviating the problems of the citizens.

In his address, IG Punjab said that Punjab Police should be given crime-fighting. Retired and present service officers including Ehsan Ghani, Additional IG Rao Sardar, DIG Maqsood ul Hassan, AIG Imran Karim, SP Shaista Nadeem, Chaudhry Yaqub, Sarmad Saeed, Additional IG Ali Amir, Additional IG Kanwar Shahrukh, DIG Shehzada Sultan, SP Ahsan Chauhan, Additional IG Azhar Hameed Khokhar, Iftikhar Ch, Additional IG Farooq Mazhar, DIG Yousuf Malik, AIG Asad Muzaffar, Battalion Commander Amara Athar, Bushra , Razia Hussain, Rida Qazi, Saroop Ejaz, Fatima, Zarrin Ehsan, Kausar Abbas, Zoha Wasim, Abdul Aziz, Hafiz Arsalan, Tehmina Ranjha, Umar, Madiha Alam, Zia Hashmi, Shahrzad Amin, Irm Sana and others were given commemorative shields while IG Punjab Inam Ghani presented a souvenir to Raja Basharat.