IGP Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan issued directions regarding different matters after taking charge during a meeting

Punjab Police will be strengthened more as an institution and perception of public will be changed by delivering best performance. To restore trust of people on police, policies at lower level will be introduced to ensure provision of justice to public. All field officers will be bound to implement the SOPs and standing orders issued with respect to formulated policies at central police office and no negligence shall be tolerated in this regard. At every level a crystal clear strategy will be carved out with full consensus for which all officers and officials will have to come on forefront for implementing the policies and making the department an ideal one.

These views were expressed by Inspector General Police Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan after assuming the charge of Provincial Police officer, in a meeting with senior officers of Punjab Police at Central Police Office Lahore. Additional IG Establishment Punjab Captain R Ahmed Latif, Additional IG Training Punjab Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Operations Punjab Inam Ghani, Additional IG Welfare & Finance Sardar Ali Khan, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar Ch, Additional IG Investigation Punjab Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh, Additional IG Elite police Force Shahid Hanif, Commandant PC Kanwar Shah Rukh, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid along with other senior officers were present at this occasion.

On this occasion IG Punjab said that Police department will reform itself and INSHA ALLAH public will see a better and reformed police. He said to the officers that we will have to make our force strong by working together and care about their welfare so that they may perform their duties with full commitment.

IG Punjab directed all field officers of force to supervise financial issues personally so that transparency might be ensured. He said that all the policies will be made through executive board during the meeting of officers which will be held on every Monday. He said to officers that they will be given full opportunity to express their opinions during policy making and after the decision officers will have to ensure hundred percent implementation and responsibility of these decisions.

IG Punjab while talking about welfare said that we should improve our system regarding issues of heirs of martyrs and injured officials so that they may get easy relief without seeking favor of media, courts and political leaders. He said that if we don’t do justice with our force then they also will not provide justice to the public.

IG Punjab said that internal accountability system will have to be improved and punishments in this regard will be made exemplary. A regular strategy for this will be formulated so that punishment should be given with respect to nature and intensity of crime.

Captain retired Arif Nawaz further said that complainants coming from different districts to CPO Lahore prove that they could not get help from officers of these districts so all field officers will have to play their role in this regard.

IG Punjab further said that those elements will be thrown away from the department who consider themselves an indispensible part of department making them a sign of abuse for the department and are also involved in illegal activities. The department will be purged of these evil persons. He said that recruitment process will be made a transparent one.

IG Punjab said that he prefers the training on top because with the help of modern training the force may be improved and professional officers will be selected and appointed at police training centers. He said that training is always done with heart and soul not with pressure. He expected that Addl IG Training will play his role in this regard.

Moreover, IG Punjab directed to senior officers of finance, welfare, operations, PHP, special branch, investigation, SPU, development and other units to brief him about their respective units from tomorrow so that a clear cut strategy might be carved out.

He further directed to all field officers that they must send security plan of Ramzan bazaars, mosques, Imam bargahs, and all worship places before the holy month of Ramzan so that strategies may be carved out in this regard.

Earlier to this, traditional squad of Police extended salutations to IG Punjab captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan on his arrival at central police office and departing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi handed on traditional baton and command to new IG Arif Nawaz Khan. After this, Captain Arif Nawaz khan paid homage to outgoing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi and said we worked together being a colleague and all steps taken by Amjad Javed Saleemi will be continued. On this occasion IG Punjab presented a traditional souvenir and shield to Amjad Javed Saleemi.

(Handout No. 127)
Nabeela Ghazanfar
Director Public Relations                                 
Punjab Police




Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019