Inspector General Police Punjab Capt (Retd) Arif Nawaz Khan said that to promote soft image of country tourist police has been started from Kartar Pur corridor to facilitate and support Sikh yatrees and tourists. He further said that tourism plays an important role in the economy of any country so a special contingent of tourist police is being started who will perform their duties with responsibility and hard work to make the visits of Sikh yatrees and tourist memorable.
After kartar pur the ambit of tourist police will further be increased to Murree, Fort Monroe and Nankana Sahib, which will further increase the prestige and honour of the department he further shared. The first contingent of tourist police started from Narowal consist of 100 personnel trained in crime-fighting and public dealing at Police College Lahore and equipped with the latest equipment and heavy bikes. Tourist police will provide help to visiting Sikh Yatrees and will also provide the required legal assistance.
He expressed these views on Thursday at the inauguration ceremony of Tourist Police during his visit to Narowal. IG Punjab also visited Darbar Sahib Kartar Pur to review the security arrangements for the opening ceremony to be held on 9 November.
IG Punjab in his address further said that terrorism in the last decade adversely affected Pakistan tourism. Due to the sacrifices of armed forces, provincial police forces, rangers and FC peace have been restored in the country and tourists across the world are visiting Pakistan. Punjab police acted as a front line soldier and 1500 martyrs and many GHAZI are proof of our sacrifices.
Officials of Punjab Police will continue to serve and protect the public even at the cost of their own lives; we are also committed for our capacity building using the latest technology training and effective use of available resources.
He further said that without the public’s cooperation no police force can achieve its objectives so police officers and officials should gain the trust of the public by improving the performance and dealing public congenially ensuring that problems of poor and deserving citizens are being addressed at priority.