Police service centres open doors to public

Jun 25, 2019

BHAKKAR: Police centres have been set up in Bhakkar district where facilities of FIR copies, learner’s driving licences, renting contract entries, local character verification, international character clearance, entries of domestic employees, vehicles verification and other facilities will be provided.

The police force decided to allocate all resources to public services, including performance of basic duties, crime eradication and establishing new mobile service centres. This move comes in the wake of orders by the Punjab government and instructions issued by Punjab Inspector General of Police Arif Nawaz Khan.

Mobile service centres will ensure the provision of facilities to the public at their doorstep. In remote areas, mobile service centres and trained staff are already providing timely public services by reaching out to the public themselves.

Expert staff from different departments has been deployed with the mobile bus of police service centres to engage with the public and perform their responsibilities of providing public service on a daily basis. The move by the police force has been appreciated by the public. A beneficiary of the facility Syed Wasif Naqvi told The Express Tribune that people are able to save time and get relief from this facility. “Residents of remote areas will especially benefit from this project through the issuance of driving licences, acquisition of character verification certificate and entries of renting contract. There is a schedule being set up in this regard.”

Bhakkar District Police Officer Shaista Nadeem said that the police department is making all possible efforts and using all available resources to protect the lives and property of the people to ensure public welfare. “Police service centres are a practical model of providing various facilities under one roof and mobile service centres are a new step towards further improvement.”

She added, “The people living in remote areas of Bhakkar district’s four tehsils, namely Kallur Kot, Mankera, Bhakkar and Darya Khan, have previously faced a lot of difficulties because they had to travel to the police service centre located in the city. “Now, we are making sure that facilities are provided to thousands of people at their doorsteps through mobile service centres.”