IG orders holding of open courts at CPO

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Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir said that open court at Central Police Office on daily basis which was postponed due to corona pandemic should be held and started immediately.
These views were expressed by him while directing the officers on holding of open courts in a session at Central Police Office on Friday.
The IG said that the AIG (Complaints) has been directed to hear the problems of citizens coming to open courts by ensuring all SOPs and also submit weekly progress report. He further said that it is top priority of Punjab Police to compensate the complaints related with police by the citizens and for this purpose, system of self accountability has a cardinal value for improving overall performance of force despite resolution of complaints of citizens.
He further said that process of inspection of model police stations and police offices in all the districts should be conducted minutely and with full commitment and inspection should be undertaken by keeping in view the 34 SOPs and also submits detailed report to him with respect to implementation of every point on monthly basis.
During the session, Addl IG (Internal Accountability Branch) Azhar Hameed Khokhar presented a report containing inspection of different districts and told that IAB teams inspected around 341 offices and police stations from January 1 to June 30 across the province whereas 234 inquires have been undertaken in all regions of the province including Lahore.
The IG directed the officers that discipline matrix should be ensured to be followed in the process of punishment and reward and punishments should be awarded against those who committed negligence in accordance with the SOPs. He further said that inspection and monitoring of all projects and offices should be continued for improving performance of force and for making professional objectives more transparent. In the session, Addl IG IAB Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DIG IAB Imran Mehmud, AIG Inquiries Umar Farooq Salamat, AIG complaints Muhammad Naveed along with other officers were present.

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