Delegation of human rights commission of Pakistan called on IG Punjab captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan at Central Police Office.
IGP Punjab assured the human rights delegation of the complete cooperation of Police regarding all matters concerned to police.
Inspector General of Police Punjab captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan said that recommendations of HRCP regarding protection of rights of minor children who are arrested by police should be implemented and Punjab Police will fully cooperate with Human rights commission of Pakistan in all matters of police. He further said that directions defined in juvenile justice act 2018 regarding cases of children involved in criminal activities should be ensured whereas police will see the matters of children of prisoners in accordance with the parameters of human sympathy and legal ways. These views were expressed by him during a meeting with four members delegation of human rights commission of Pakistan. In the delegation, council members of HRCP Nazish Atta Ullah, Nadeem Anthony, Asad Jamal and Manager Tahira Habeeb were present. During the meeting, issues of families especially children of prisoners along with mutual interests were discussed.
In order to make better coordination and working of Punjab Police with Human Rights commission of Pakistan, a focal person from Punjab police has been nominated so that matters should be resolved quickly with the help of close coordination. HRCP delegation apprised IG Punjab about problems of families of prisoners and issues of juveniles under police custody. HRCP delegation appreciated the IGP Punjab for steps taken for welfare and enhancement of pay of Police officials. The delegation said that steps taken for welfare of police employees are the need of time because police officials have to face different problems during their long duty hours which also puts its effect on their families and performance directly or indirectly. During the meeting, mutual steps for resolving complaints received by Human rights commission were deeply examined whereas DIG legal Jawad Dogar with other senior officers were also present on this occasion.
(Handout No. 316)
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