Punjab police, USIP sign pact

Mar 15, 2019

LAHORE: A three-member delegation of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) met Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi on Thursday and signed an agreement on mutual working relationship.

According to the agreement, it was decided to remove unnecessary police pickets on roads to facilitate people and ensure uninterrupted flow of traffic. The officials deputed on pickets will be trained on good public dealing and two constables having good IT skills will be trained under the supervision of USIP. It was also decided to launch Mobile Khidmat Markaz under the instructions of the Punjab government. The first Khidmat Markaz Moblie service was launched in Multan on Thursday and citizen would benefit from all the services provided through these centre at their doorsteps. All these decisions were by the IGP Punjab during meeting with representatives of the USIP here. Additional IG Operations Punjab Inaam Ghani, DIG IT Zulfiqar Hameed, DIG R&D Faisal Rana, DIG D&I Ahsan Yonus, DIG Logistics and Procurement Babar Saeed along with other senior officers were present, whereas Adnan Rafique, country director USIP, Komal Dilshad, programme officers and Mafdad Moiz, monitoring and evaluation manager, were among the members of the delegation. The slogan of ‘pehlay salaam baad kalaam’ will be introduced and the behaviour of officials deputed at police pickets will also be monitored regularly.

It was also decided in a meeting with the USIP delegation that 72 constables, two constables from each district of Punjab having basic IT skills will be trained under the supervision of experts of USIP. Under the agreement, Punjab police and USIP would work together on different projects in which initiatives regarding social media, different types of surveys and other image building measures are included. A committee consisting of police officers of Central Police Office Lahore will remain in permanent contact with USIP.

In addition to it, as per directions of the government of Punjab, all services of Khidmat Marakiz would also be delivered through Mobile Khidmat Markaz to facilitate public. After Multan, the second mobile Khidmat Markaz service would be started in Lahore from this week and similar service will be started in all districts in phases.

(The News)