LAHORE: Cheques for Rs20.6 million were distributed on Monday to the widows of 14 police officials who had died on medical grounds or were martyred during service.
The amount was presented to them under ‘Welfare Eye SMS Project’.
The project was launched for the welfare of the police employees and their families to help at their doorsteps.
The project provided an opportunity to the families of the deceased police officials to contact the authorities through text messages instead of visiting the offices to submit their requests.
Under the scheme, the police department finalised cases of the widows of 14 martyred/deceased police officials in a minimum period.
AVLS PERFORMANCE: The police authorities on Monday reviewed the performance of the Anti Vehicle Lifting Staff (AVLS).
During a meeting on Monday, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) retired Capt Amin Wains said the AVLS showed tremendous performance, particularly in November 2017 as compared to that in the same month of the last year.
Sharing AVLS performance report with the participants, he said the city witnessed 50 per cent decrease in the theft and snatching of cars and motorcycles in 2017 as compared to the last year.
He said 430 motorcycles were stolen in the city till Nov 2016, while the number dropped to 280 in Nov 2017.
Similarly, the CCPO said 68 cars were stolen/snatched in the first 10 months of 2016 and the number dropped to 39 during the same period in 2017.
He said the police had taken various initiatives to improve the AVLS performance, including provision of smart phone applications and new technologies which helped curb the crime.