Elahi pledges to resists unlawful transfer of officers

Amraiz Khan

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that no officer from Punjab will return unlawfully without our permission adding that the Punjab government can stop the officers constitutionally and lawfully under the public interest.

He expressed these views while presiding over a police conference at Darbar Hall Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.

He revealed that we would enhance the residential facilities for the officers in GOR adding that the size of the big houses, residences of GOR will be cut down and apartments will be built as many residences in GOR consist of 8,8 kanal areas.

He highlighted that with the construction of latest designed apartments in place of 8, 8 kanal houses will cater the residential needs of the officers.

CM disclosed that we will set up 150 police patrolling posts adding that the special force will be granted a special salary package in the rural areas.

He said that bunkers will be constructed in the rural areas adding that we would provide bullet proof vehicles, armed bullet proof jackets and special tracker installed in the vehicles. He assured that we would provide support and relief to the police.

CM said that the common man should be given speedy justice in the police station and asserted that it is the duty of the police to redress the grievances of every applicant visiting the police station without any discrimination. Pervaiz Elahi highlighted that when the attitude of a common man changes about the police only then the police culture will change.

He asserted that the need for the common man should not arise to visit the police station frequently for the redressal of their grievances and FIRs. CM directed that FIR should be strong according to law adding that the investigation process should be improved and should be made effective so that the culprits should not escape punishments.

He disclosed that the police officers holding law degrees will be made investigation officers as losing the case by the police due to weak investigation causes embarrassment. CM stated that the patrolling police force has been set up for the assistance of Punjab police adding that we will also resolve other issues of the police.

He said that we are providing vehicles for the police and asserted that three copies of FIRs for monitoring should be sent to the CM Monitoring Cell, to the concerned DIG and to the concerned SSP.

CM stated that it is the duty of the police that they should serve the applicant and the applicant should see a clear difference in the police station now. CM revealed that we are reviewing to set up a force consisting of retired Army commandos for the rural areas.

CM paid tributes to the police officers and the staff members for showing excellent performance to maintain law and order during Muharram ul Haram.


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