Punjab Police ensuring supremacy of law: IG


Punjab Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir said that modern professional training and improving efficiency of force is the top priority of the department and in this regard bilateral coordination with police forces and law-enforcement agencies of other countries will be enhanced.
These views were expressed by him while meeting with two-member delegation of British Embassy at Central Police Office on Monday. Miss Ann Cowan, consular regional operation manager and Albert David, consular operations were present in the delegation whereas issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.
He further said that Punjab Police were ensuring supremacy of law not only by smart and community policing parameters but also modern integrated khidmat marakiz have been established after separating projects of service delivery from general policing and the citizens were being provided quick facilities.
He further said that SPU special protection unit was offering their duties for protection and safety of all foreign citizens, experts and investors whereas counter terrorism force of Punjab Police were also engaged in intelligence-based operations to eliminate terrorists.
On this occasion, Addl IG Operations Inam Ghani was also present in the meeting. The British delegation acknowledged the performance of Punjab Police against terrorism and said that timely actions of Punjab Police against terrorists and anti-social elements were plausible whereas the projects of Punjab Police for Public Service were rightly up to the mark of modern policing.
It was further decided to augment professional cooperation and information sharing with Punjab Police in future. In the end of the meeting, IG Shoaib Dastagir presented memorial souvenir to Miss Ann Cowan.
Meanwhile, IG Shoaib Dastgir ordered fast action against the criminal elements for the protection and service of passengers on the highways so that the citizens have to face minimum problems during the journey. Additional IG PHP Zafar Iqbal Awan, while talking about the performance of Punjab Highway Patrol for the last fifteen days, said that the PHP launched special campaign against criminal elements in all the districts of the province from December 16 to December 31.
During this campaign special operations were carried out against illegal arms, drug dealers and proclaimed offenders. While narrating the figures, the chair said that in connection with the illegal arms operation, recovered 03 Kalashnikovs, 10 rifles, 09 guns and more than 50 pistols and the accused were put behind bars.
Similarly, more than 1582 liters of alcohol and 15 kilograms of charas were recovered in the crackdown against drug dealers while a total of 1292 accused were arrested during crackdown against proclaimed offenders, including three notorious of A category POs, 34 proclaimed offenders of B category, 26 court absconders And 1232 other nominated accused have been arrested in different cases. Additional IG Zafar Iqbal Awan further said that the PHP team took timely action and succeeded in rescuing a drowning woman in Nankana District. According to the details, the PHP Aliabad district nanka team, while on patrolling, saw a drowning woman in Kutch Kothi Canal, upon which Constable Zeeshan Altaf jumped into the canal and rescued the woman’s life and contacted the woman’s family. According to the policy of IG Shoaib Dastgir, constable Zeeshan was awarded with department’s complimentary certificate and cash prize.