Zero tolerance on custodial torture or death: IGP

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Punjab Inspector General Shoaib Dastagir has said that there should be zero tolerance on custodial torture or death and seniors should keep a close coordination with the force for better performance.
He said, “Smart and community policing is my mission and all officials should perform not only to resolve the public complaints but also to speed up the crackdown against criminals”.
He further directed senior officers to inspect Police Stations to improve their working, extending possible cooperation and guidance to improve their performance. He warned officials involved in corruption trespassing powers, carelessness and misbehave with the public to improve their behaviour otherwise they will not only removed from field posting but will also face strict departmental action.
He said that this is my message to the whole force that only those will earn departmental respect who are known for their integrity honesty and hard work, in my team.
He further directed efficient monitoring of Model Police Stations, Police Khidmat Marakaz and other initiatives of modern policing and also to further, improve their working in the light of feedback from citizens because there is no other way to win the trust of the public.
He further said that SDPOs should start a crackdown against the proclaimed offenders land grabbers and drug peddlers and report of these actions should be shared regularly with Central Police Office.
He expressed these views while addressing officers at Sahiwal Police Lines. At his occasion RPO Sahiwal Humayun Bashir Tarar, DPO Sahiwal Muhammad Ali Zia, DPO Pakpattan Sahibzada Umer Bilal, DPO Okara Umer Saeed Malik, all regional SP Investigations, SP Special Branch SDPOs and SHOs were present.
The IG said that constabulary was the face of Punjab police, they deal with the public on roads and other postings so to improve the performance of constables’ officers should play model leadership role, by giving them briefings on professional conduct discipline, and modern policing.
He further said that appreciation by PM Pakistan is a matter of great honour but it has also increased our responsibilities so now we need to work with more commitment and hard work to facilitate the public and purge the society from criminal elements.
He also emphasised on using the modern technological developments in investigations like geofencing to further improve police performance. He also directed to improve the accountability and reward and punishment system within force ensuring reward for good performers and punishment for careless.