IG Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said that Punjab Police is known for its bravery, honesty and professionalism, and without a trace of doubt, officials and officers of Punjab Police has sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and brave officials of Punjab police are still sacrificing their lives while protecting lives and wealth of the citizens. He further said that to serve the nation and country we have to perform as there is no other option, only good performers will be part of my team and anyone involved in corruption, negligence and carelessness will be thrown out of Punjab Police so every official and officer should be clear that now only competent, honest and dutiful officers will earn respect in the department. IGP expressed these views while addressing Police Darbar at Police Line Sargodha. RPO Sargodha Syed Khurram Ali, DPO Sargodha Hassan Mushtaq Sukhera, DPO Khushab Shoaib Mehmood, DPO Mianwali Mumtaz Ahmad Dev, DPO Bhakkar Shaista Nadeem along with other senior officers of Sargodha Region were present in DARBAR.
While addressing Police Darbar IGP said that martyrs are our pride, and I also salute those police officials who got injured or facing a lifetime disability upholding the prestige of department, these brave men are pride of the entire nation. He further said that Police officials matters related to the salaries, welfare, posting, health and education are my responsibility and I will advocate for you at every platform, you should only focus on your professional duty to prove yourself an asset for the department. He further said that all police officials should maintain their service record as meager punishments also affects the promotion. Addressing the police officers he said that the post you hold is a special blessing of ALLAH so it is your duty to ensure before punishing any police official that he was thoroughly heard and the matter was inquired meritoriously. He further said that I am hopeful that police officers will be considerate towards their subordinates and subordinates will also perform their duties with a sense of responsibility giving no opportunity of complain to their seniors. He emphasized that it is our responsibility to perform our duties with honesty and hard work and ALLAH will give us its reward. At this occasion IGP also presented flowers to the families of police martyrs.
IG Punjab also said in police Darbar that police officials and officers having links or supporting the land grabbers will be dealt with iron hands and no lenience will be shown in this regard, department is adopting a zero tolerance policy regarding the supporters of criminal elements and land grabbers in police force. He also said that death in police custody will not be tolerated and a stern and immediate action will be taken against the person responsible for it. He further said that investigation of arrested persons should be carried out on scientific basis without any torture and special campaign against social evils especially drug peddlers should be started across Punjab.
Later IGP visited Regional Police Office Sargodha where he presided a high level meeting of all DPOs and other senior officers of Sargodha Region. RPO Sargodha Syed Khurram Ali briefed IGP about the crime situation and security arrangements, performance of Khidmat Marakaz, Front Desk, and Complaint Cell, while IGP issued further directions regarding the special campaign to arrest proclaimed offenders, aerial firing and kite flying. IGP also directed the police officers to solve the under investigation matters on priority basis, to arrest proclaimed offenders and to devise an effective policy to avoid the incidents of motorcycle and cattle theft. At the end of meeting RPO Sargodha Syed Khurram Ali presented a shield to IGP Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan.
During his visit to Sargodha IGP also met National & Provincial Assembly members from Sargodha Region including Member National Assembly Amir Sultan Cheema, Member Provincial Assembly Faisal Farooq Cheema and Member Provincial Assembly Asghar Khan Lahri. Parliamentarians congratulated IGP on assuming the charge of IGP and shared their suggestions to maintain law and order situation in Sargodha Region. While talking to Parliamentarians IGP said that his only is objective to eradicate crime from Sargodha region with the help of all stakeholders and their positive suggestions in this regard will be implemented. He further said that public is strength of Police so every official while performing his duty should give the prime importance to the convenience of public.
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