Appointed as UNSG adviser for peace operations
Inspector General Police Punjab Faisal Shahkar on Tuesday said that hardworking, competent and dutiful staff was an asset of the Punjab Police and their proper motivation was a good tradition of the department.
He said that encouragement for good performance created the spirit of giving better output in the staff, so the dutiful personnel and officers at all levels would be encouraged in the police department.
He expressed these views while awarding certificates of appreciation to the officers and personnel posted in IT Branch and Personnel Staff Branch for their excellent performance at Central Police office.
The IGP encouraged the staff posted in IT and PS branches with certificates of appreciation and cash rewards. He said that IT branch had developed various mobile applications and dashboards due to which immediate resolution of the problems faced by the common man and employees was becoming possible.
He said that officials posted in the personal staff branch were also performing their duties with zeal and responsibility which was worthy of praise.
The IG Punjab directed that priority based initiatives be continued for staff welfare and capacity building and all supervisory officers should take best performance from subordinate staff under personal supervision to make departmental working more efficient.
Thanking the IG Punjab, the officers and officials who received the awards expressed their commitment that they would ensure the performance of their duties with more hard work and conscientiousness than before.
DIG IT Ahsan Younis was also present on the occasion.
Meanwhlie, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Faisal Shahkar has been selected by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres as the Police Advisor for the Department of Peace Operations.
Faisal Shahkar is the first Pakistani to be appointed to the position, as previously people from European and Western countries had been holding it.
Earlier, Faisal Shahkar served as team leader in United Nations Standing Police Capacity. He served at the United Nations Police Division from 2005 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2013 earlier. He has also served in Liberia and Bosnia Herzegovina for more than three years under the United Nations Mission.
Federal Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi congratulated the IGP Punjab on being selected as Police Advisor at the United Nations.
They said that the selection of a Pakistani senior police officer as an advisor at the Department of Peace Operations was a recognition of professional capabilities of the officer.