Police being transformed into public friendly force: IGP

Staff Reporter

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani said that steps are being taken for effective use of modern technology and available resources to improve police service delivery system and transform the Punjab Police a public-support-force and promote people-friendly policing.

“Implementation has been ensured of the recommendations of the “Citizen Centric Policing Conference” held in February under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan.”

IG Police Inam Ghani expressed the views during a meeting with a three-member delegation of United States Institute of Peace (USIP) led by former IG Ehsan Ghani at Central Police Office here on Wednesday.

The USIP delegation included Country Director, Dr Adnan Rafique and Program Manager Komal Dilshad.

The IGP pointed out that the conference, co-organized by USIP and the police, was working on recommendations for the convenience, protection and service of the common man, as well as prevention of gender-based crime.

“Women Help Desks have been set up for the help and guidance of affected women in all districts of the province where hassle-free relief is being provided to the distressed women”, he informed, adding that USIP should audit the initiatives of Punjab Police as a third party for the promotion of people-friendly policing and give further suggestions in the light of its observations to improve police service delivery.

Inam Ghani said that steps are being taken on war footings to increase proportion of women officers and personnel in the police force besides launching awareness campaign on social media for recruitment of lady officers on the sanctioned women quota.

The IGP further said that all possible steps are being taken to make Punjab Police a service delivery force from crime fighting including effective use of modern technology.

Expressing satisfaction over the steps taken by the Punjab Police to promote people-friendly policing, the members of the USIP delegation, said that the implementation of the roadmap drawn up by the Citizen Centric Policing Conference would bring relief to the common citizens of the province.

The delivery process has been fast-track which is strengthening the atmosphere of trust between the police and the citizens.

The IGP appreciated the cooperation of USIP in improving the police service delivery system.

For the convenience, the working of the police station is being improved and besides service centers, special initiative police stations and modern applications and new programs are being set up while at the same time special focus on monitoring and inspection is being maintained to maintain the efficiency of these projects.

He further said that practical steps have been taken to shift the police from force to service and in view of the convenience and service of the citizens, steps will be taken on priority basis in the future as well.

Punjab Additional IG Establishment Ali Amir Malik, DIG R&D Shahid Javed, DIG IT Waqas Nazir and other officers were also present on the occasion.

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