Inspector General police Punjab Captain Retired Arif Nawaz has said that officers and officials having links with land grabbing mafia will not be tolerated in the department and there should be stern legal and departmental action without any delay. He further said that it is Revenue department and Courts prerogative to grant custody of land. IG Punjab further said that prime responsibility of Police is to control crime in province hence a two week special campaign will be launched from 20 April to arrest proclaimed offenders and absconders across the Punjab and directed all RPOs and DPOs to furnish the report to central police office on daily basis. A crackdown and strict legal action against kite flying and sellers of kite strings will be launched without any discrimination in all districts of the Punjab whereas a strict disciplinary action will be taken against the responsible officers under whom custody any person dies due to police torture. He further said that to avoid the incidents of escaping the culprits from police custody while taking them to courts, if an official is found guilty of any laxity should be punished and also special capacity building trainings should be arranged for the officials guarding them. He further said that the complaints received by PM portal should be taken up for quick inquiry and further legal proceedings.
These views were expressed by IGP Punjab Captain Retired Arif Nawaz Khan in his first video link RPO conference at Central Police Office Lahore. On this occasion Additional IG Establishment Punjab Captain Retired Ahmed Latif, Additional IG training Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Welfare and Finance Sardar Ali Khan, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Ahmed, Additional IG Investigation Abu Bakar Khuda Buksh, Commandant PC Kanwar Shah Rukh, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Additional IG Elite Shahid Hanif, Additional IG CTD Raye Muhammad Tahir, Additional IG Special Branch Zaeem Sheikh along with other senior officers were present. ALL RPOs and DPOs participated in this conference through video link.
IGP further directed officers that violation of loud speaker act will not be tolerated at all and there will be no leniency for the officials involved in this regard. He also directed to RPOs and DPOs to ensure their presence during office timings in order to provide relief to public. He further said that action will be taken against the DPOs who do not convey directions of IGP to the constable level.
He moreover said that all available resources should be utilized to ensure the security arrangements on the events of Shab e Barat and Easter. He directed to carve out a comprehensive plan to provide fool proof security for Masajids, Imam Bargaahs, Churches and worship places of minorities and also deploy additional security to parks and public places and also install CCTV cameras on entry and exit points of big parks and checking of citizens by walk through gates should be ensured.
On this occasion IG Punjab directed orders to senior police officers said that corrupt, ineligible, dishonest officers and officials have no place in the department and the process of internal accountability against negligent professionals will be speeded up to ensure transparency in punishment and rewards. He further said that no official should be condemned unheard and without following proper inquiry senior officers should also not punish on trivial mistakes and if an official is found guilty than he should be given exemplary punishment.
IG Punjab further said that all the projects started with the help of information technology specially ambit of police Khidmat Marakiz will be extended to Tehsil level and monitoring and supervision will be ensured to provide more services to public. He further said that to enhance the efficiency of force is my top priority and refresher courses and training workshops will be held to boost up capabilities of investigation officers in accordance with the modern and smart policing.
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