IG orders stepping up crackdown on POs

Sep 17, 2023

IG visits Cathedral Church

The IG visited Cathedral Church Mall Road and met the officials of Diosesan Peace&Harmony Commission for Peace and Bishop of Lahore Nadeem Kamran. He met with the Christian leaders and participants of the peace & harmony conference held at the Cathedral Church. Dr Usman Anwar, while talking to Christian leaders, said that Christian citizens are the pride and important part of Pakistani society, the valuable services of Christian citizens in the safety and development of Pakistan do not need any introduction. IG Punjab said that inter-faith harmony is the most important need of the hour to maintain law and order, promote national unity and an atmosphere of brotherhood. Dr Usman Anwar further said that to maintain social harmony, mutual prejudices must be eliminated, and culture of tolerance and positive attitude must be promoted. IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar said that the Punjab Police will not hesitate to make any sacrifice to protect the life and properties of the Christian citizens. Protection of minority worship places and properties is among the top priorities of the Punjab Police.

21 families of police martyrs given plots

Punjab Police is ensuring priority measures to provide houses to all the families of the martyrs of Punjab Police, in this regard plots were provided to 21 families of police martyrs at Central Police Office Lahore. An MoU has been signed between the Punjab Police and the private estate developer for providing plots to the martyrs of Lahore Police. IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar and Chairman of Private Estate Developer signed the MOU. Under the MOU, plots will be given to the families of 100 martyrs of Lahore Police for the construction of houses. After the MOU, plots were provided to the families of 21 martyrs in a ceremony held at the Central Police Office at the first phase. IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar said that Lahore Police has so far arranged plots for the families of 503 martyrs. Plots have been given to 271 families, the documentation of provision of plots to remaining 232 families is in progress. The private estate developer also announced to donate 01 crore for the health care of the martyrs' families. Dr Usman Anwar said that the Punjab Police established an endowment fund of 22 crores for the construction of martyrs' houses. He said that 11 families are being given 25 lakhs each in installments of 5 lakh from the profit of this endowment fund. IG Punjab said that the families of martyrs belonging to years before 2017 are being provided plots in residential schemes equipped with all facilities with the support of good and benevolent people.

Funds for ailing cops’ treatment issued

On the directions of Punjab Inspector General Police Dr Usman Anwar, preferable steps are being taken for the health welfare of the force. The welfare branch approved funds for the treatment of employees suffering from health problems and their families. Superintendent of Lahore Police Muhammad Javed was given 02 lakh rupees for the treatment expenses of his wife.02 lakh rupees was given to Constable Muhammad Sher for appendix operation and other treatment. Constable Ali Raza's widow was given Rs02 lakh for the treatment of back bone disease. Constable Muhammad Imran was given 02 lakh 91 thousand rupees for the treatment of his son's hearing problem. Constable Sajid Hussain was given Rs one lakh for the treatment of his daughter's knee, Inspector Syed Aftab Ahmed was given 2 lakh Rs for the treatment of his wife.

(The News)