Police IT reforms reviewed

Feb 02, 2018

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Arif Nawaz Khan has said that the working system of Punjab Police has been made parallel to modern parameters of contemporary era by introduction of efficient information technology softwares.

The timely reforms in Punjab Police have expedited the crackdown on anti-social elements. The reforms are also helping solve public problems on priority basis. The IG expressed these views while addressing a session with respect to IT projects of Punjab Police at the central police office.

He said that other projects should be launched with the help of information technology keeping in view the rules of community and smart policing to facilitate public. Steps should be taken for efficient monitoring and extension of the projects, he added.

In the session, the IT projects of Punjab Police especially the performance of front desk, complaint management system, criminal record management system and welfare Eye were assessed.

The IT DIG briefed the IG that the IT projects of Punjab Police specially the Welfare Eye started with the collaboration of PITB had become a bright example for other provinces. The Khyber PatkhunKhwa, Sindh and Balochistan police have made formal requests for cooperation for adopting the Welfare Eye technology, he said, adding that the project of front desk had completely removed the hurdles in registration of FIR.

PITB Chairman Umar Saif said that utilisation of IT technology by Punjab Police had placed it among the developed forces of the world.

Martyrs: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Arif Nawaz has said that more than 1,400 officers and officials of Punjab Police have embraced martyrdom in the line of duty and everybody had bullet in his chest to protect the people of the province. Punjab Police is feeling great honour in having these brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the public. These words were expressed by the IG after offering Namaz-e-Janaza of Shaheed Head Constable Asif Iqbal at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines. Asif Iqbal had embraced martyrdom while performing duty at Sessions Court and trying to arrest the killer of an accused the other day. "His holy blood will never be let wasted and we will find the killer very soon and give him strict punishment," the IG said. Lahore CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains, DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf, DIG Investigation Chaudhry Sultan, SSP Operations Muntazir Mehdi, Chief Traffic Officer SSP Rai Ijaz Ahmad, SSP Investigation Ghulam Mubashir Meken, SSP Discipline Tariq Aziz, Member of Punjab Assembly Aslam Iqbal, Lahore sessions judge, High Court Bar secretary, SP Headquarters Atif Nazir, SP City Ali Raza, DSP Farhat Abbas and family of the Shaheed were also present. The special police band presented tribute to Shaheed Asif Iqbal.

Asif Iqbal had joined Punjab Police in 1999 as a constable. He was 37 years old. Fake paint factory: A team of FIA Thursday raided a factory and recovered counterfeit material of a paint company.

According to an FIA official, the raid was conducted on factory ‘Waseem Traders’ on the allegations that the factory was allegedly being preparing counterfeit paint in the name of paint company deceitfully. The team arrested Waseem Tahir, owner of the factory, for selling paint in violation of copy rights. Counterfeit stickers, packing material, machinery and paint, etc. have been recovered from the factory. A case has been registered.

(The News)