IGP for promotion of public-friendly policing

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AMRAIZ KHAN
LAHORE – Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib Dastgir said that special attention should be given to public service delivery for addressal of issues of citizens regarding protection of lives and wealth. He expressed these views while talking to media men and Police Officers of Sargodha region. RPO Sargodha Afzal Ahmad Kosar, DPO Sargodha Ammara Athar, DPO Khushuab Shoaib Mehmud, DPO Mianwali Hassan Asad Alvi and DPO Bhakkar Faisal Gulzar alongwith all SPs of the region, SDPOs and SHOs were present at this occasion.
He said that all field officers should undertake inspection and accountability of their subordinates so that public friendly policing may be promoted. He further said that for enhancing environment of protection in society, actions against criminal elements should be speeded up whereas for eradication of dangerous crimes, crackdown should be made more effective in districts with the help of modern technology and policing. He stressed upon officers that timely addressal of complaints of citizens, improvement in investigation system, capacity building of Police force and equal implementation of law is among my top priority and In this regard all available resources will be taken accordingly. He further said that officers and officials appointed at police stations, offices and check posts should behave with citizens positively and with good behavior and courtesy and there shall be zero tolerance policy against those officers and officials who misbehaved and trespassed their powers and authority and a legal disciplinary action shall be taken against them without any delay.
An active police squad paid salutations to IG Punjab upon his arrival at Sargodha police lines after which IG Punjab laid floral wreaths on memorials of shuhada and offered fateha for higher ranks of the martyrs. While talking to media, IG Punjab said that social evils can be overcome by cooperation of Police and media so media should also highlight positive work of Police along with correct identification of crimes and also consider the challenges faced by police despite having limited resources. While addressing officers at darbar IG said of the opinion that provision of equal based service delivery to the citizens is our basic duty so all officers should adopt hard work, merit and professionalism as their basic duty whereas only the best performer will be the part of my team there is no place of any person who was found guilty of corruption, negligence and carelessness. He paid homage to sacrifices of the martyrs and said that these martyrs who laid their lives for protection and safety of people are the precious asset of the department and steps will be taken for the welfare of their family on priority basis.