Improvement in law and order situation, protection to lives and properties of public are my top priorities: Inspector General of Police Punjab

Lahore, June 29, 2013 (PPI-OT): The improvement in the law and order situation, protection to the lives and properties of the public, timely justice, and fight against crimes and terrorism are my top priorities. A comprehensive strategy will be put into practice to accomplish these priorities.

In order to eliminate terrorism from the province, close liaison between the police and the intelligence agencies would be ensured and the police would extensively utilize intelligence inputs in this regard.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab, Khan Baig, stated this while talking media persons at the CPO today.

Khan Baig said that the police would tighten its screw around the hardened criminals and the officers, known as crime fighters, would be given important positions. He also said that citizens would be given direct access to the officers so that their grievances could be redressed. The filed officers would be activated to nab the criminals involved in killings, robberies, street crimes, kidnapping for ransom, and other crimes of heinous nature. They would be responsible to maintain law and order in their jurisdiction.

The Punjab IGP further said that transparency and merit would be ensured in the department. The professional and honest officers would be rewarded for their achievements while officers found involved in malpractice would be taken top task.

The provincial police chief also warned that there would be no compromise on illegal detention, torture on accused persons, and harassment to the families of the accused.

Departmental action would be taken against the policemen found involved in such practices. The family members of martyred policemen would also be given due facilities as per the police rules, he added.

Meanwhile, an active police squad presented salute to the IGP Punjab soon after he reached the CPO. Additional-IG Punjab Muhammad Saleem Bhatti, DIG (Headquarters) Punjab Muhammad Amlish, DIG (Establishment) Amjad Javed Saleemi, DIG (Elite Force) Mirza Shakeel, and AIG (Finance and Security) Hussain Habib Imtiaz welcomed the IGP. A good number of officers and officials of the CPO were also present on this occasion.

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