Police for close ties with traders, civil society: IGP

Karachi—The new Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, A. D. Khawaja has said that steps are afoot for fostering close working relationship with traders, civil society and representatives of various walks of life.
He was talking to a five-member delegation led by the chairman of Law and Order Committee of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Muhammad Akram Rajput.
The delegation which included Khalid Tawab and Tariq Haleem, met Khawaja at the Central Police Office (CPO) here on Tuesday. The IGP was of the view that such steps would enhance peoples’ confidence on the police besides improving its image.
He said that the community policing would also be fostered at every level. Khawaja was of the view that the ‘traditional Thana Culture’ would be brought to an end. He said that every police station would be made a model one where priority would be given to address grievances of the people.
The IGP said that under public-private partnership, police facilitation and response centres are being established. He stated that steps are also being taken for imparting modern training to police personnel and enhancing their capacity.
Under the forensic lab, collection and preserving evidences and investigations are being improved. Khawaja further pointed out that system of good governance in police is also being ensured.—APP

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