Foreign citizens, investors to be protected: IG


Punjab Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir said that Punjab Police was committed to ensure protection of foreign citizens, experts and investors by day and night and in this regard Special protection unit has been imparted extraordinary training and modern facilities so that security of foreigners could be ensured.
He further said that tourist police was also offering duties in order to provide guidance, protection and help foreigner tourists resulting in fruitful benefits whereas CTD has already kept on continuing intelligence based operations against terrorists and their facilitators across the province.
These views were expressed by him during his meeting with three member delegation led by American Consul General Catherine Rodriguez. The delegation included senior security Attaché Mathew Kupec and security officer Afzaal Arif. During the meeting, security situation along with other issues of mutual interest were discussed. The IG told the delegation about modern IT projects initiated by Punjab Police and further explained that, Punjab Police was especially giving attention to public service delivery besides protection of lives and properties of the citizens.
On this occasion, American Consul General acknowledged Punjab Police efforts for taking steps regarding public facilitations and security and said that timely action of Punjab Police and sacrifices in war against terrorism were plausible and the effective use of modern technology in providing facilities and crime fighting by Punjab Police were rightfully up to the mark of modern parameters.
American Consul General also expressed satisfaction and pleasure for security arrangements of US Consulate at Lahore and also thanked the IG. In the end of the meeting, memorial souvenirs were exchanged between the IG and American Consul General.
Later, the IG said that all under process projects meant for public facilities and change in thana culture initiated by Punjab Police in all districts should be completed within given time frame especially the follow up of summaries of new projects and for acquisition of resources sent to Punjab government should be taken whereas summaries to finance and other departments should get finalized with personal interest and attention of officers.
He further said that the safe city Lahore based projects of integrated command, control and communication system which were under construction in big cities of the province like Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha should be speeded up so that with use of modern technology based modern policing should be imparted for protection of lives and properties of people.