LAHORE: The newly-appointed Punjab police Inspector General retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan has vowed to accelerate the speed of the ongoing operations against terrorists so that anti-state elements could be taken to task.
He was presiding over the first meeting with his subordinates after assuming charge of his office on Wednesday. He said the elimination of terrorists and other criminal elements was among his top priorities, pledging the police would now fight against anti-state elements with heightened zeal and enthusiasm, utilising all their available resources.
Mr Khan directed the officers to perform their duty with zeal, fervor and honesty and ensure safety of the life, property and honour of the citizens.
He asked his subordinate to promote team work and usage of modern technology so that criminal elements and groups could be eliminated.
He said necessary measures should be taken to boost police morale so that the officers and jawans could show an outstanding performance in the field.
The IG directed the regional police officers (RPOs) to resolve the issues pertaining to police welfare without any further delay.
He paid rich tributes to the police martyrs and said their sacrifices were beacons of light for the other members of the force.
All the senior hierarchy of police was present on the occasion.
Earlier, a smartly turned-out police contingent presented salute to their new chief.