IG holds online katcheri to help Islamabad residents

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Direct access to police high-ups

Zubair Qureshi

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan on Friday held an online katcheri (a live complaint redressal forum) at the central police office to give the residents direct access to the police high ups.

According to the police public relations officer, while listening to the several complainants via phone calls from 2pm to 4p pm the IGP replied to the public queries directly. AIG (Operations) and SSP (Logistics) were also present on the occasion.

The online khuli katcheri was held in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Shahbaz Sharif and on the orders of Interior Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan. The IGP Islamabad listened to the problems of the callers and directed the concerned officers for their immediate solution.

Most of the callers questioned about the fate of their written tests held recently at a hockey stadium for recruitment in Islamabad police. Pertinently, some 30,000 candidates had appeared for different jobs in Islamabad police on the last day of 2022 i.e. Dec 31.

In view of the overwhelming number of candidates, a hockey stadium at Jinnah Sports Complex was booked.

The IG told them that the marking of the papers was underway and soon the results would be announced.

Speaking to the residents, the IG said the Islamabad the police were striving hard to redress public issues as early as possible. He said the purpose of such initiatives was aimed at bridging the gap between police and the public. People from across Pakistan put their proposals before the IG. Most of the issues were related to constable recruitment, investigation matters, early disposal of cases and other matters.

The Capital Police Chief told the viewers that the federal capital has witnessed a clear reduction of crime incidents due to effective policing measures, hard work of the cops and swift action on Pukar 15 calls.

IGP told people that a free FIR registration system was implemented in capital police. Due to high alert security in Islamabad, the capital police save the city from a huge disaster. 25 police pickets were established in various parts of the city who helped in preventions of crime. Citizens were also requested to cooperate with the Islamabad Police and report any suspicious activity on.