LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan said that officials of traffic police should adopt courteous and polite behaviour during their duty and augment prestige of the department by protecting property and lives of people with spirit of service of people.
Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Police Training College Chung Mirza Faran Baig said 580 officials of first basic recruit course of traffic assistants have been trained in accordance with modern standards among which 200 traffic assistants are from Lahore, 175 from Sialkot, 70 from Rawalpindi, 55 from Faisalabad, 55 from Multan and 45 are from Gujranwala. During 39 weeks of training, these officials have been trained regarding traffic management, anti-riot, combat training, public dealing, law, media handling, ethics and character building.
After examining the passing-out parade, the IGP said people are facing severe traffic problems due to increasing population of the province and it is causing accidents on daily basis. To control this issue, first batch of traffic assistants will play a vital role in big cities. He said discipline of traffic always reflects a civilised and educated society and first batch of traffic assistants include many high qualified officials who will bring positive change on the roads by their training and capabilities. He emphasised that traffic assistants should behave the public with courtesy and politely and also ensure public friendly policing by hard work, professional expertise and merit. While paying homage to martyrs of police, the IGP said to solve the issues of heirs of martyrs is his top priority and every possible step will be taken for the welfare of heirs of martyrs. He said: “I am well aware of the fact that brave officials of Punjab police have always ensured their professional duties by sacrificing their lives therefore I started efforts to get approved enhancement in risk allowance and other facilities for the force.”
IGP said elimination of crimes and terrorism is possible with the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and public whereas ‘we are ensuring protection of rights of women and minorities at any cost’. He said police training college is providing best training atmosphere for professional and practical training to the officials. He distributed cash prizes and shields among the best performers.