An important session was chaired by IG Punjab Captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan at Central Police Office.
In the meeting, it was decided to hold a seminar on the subject of Role of Society and Police in Child Protection.
Close coordination should be kept intact among Child protection bureau, district administration, and other government institutions. IG Punjab.
Inspector General Police Punjab Captain retired Arif Nawaz khan has said that an awareness campaign regarding child abuse should be carried in with the cooperation of parents, teachers and civil society along with actions of police teams so that all sections of the society may play their role in reducing child abuse and the accused may be taken to their ultimate end. He further shared that a seminar is being held with the title of Role of Society and Police in Child protection to impart the children awareness about their protection on 16th October at Lahore in which leading figures from education, judiciary, literature and notables with students of schools and colleges will participate. He further said that all RPOs and DPOs should undertake seminars and workshops related with protection of children and crimes of children in their relevant districts and regions whereas Police Officers should personally move to schools to keep the children aware of emergency situations and deliver lecture to save themselves from the criminals so that the children may respond in a better way in case of any untoward situation. He moreover said that special units of police should be formed to quickly stop child abuse without any interruption whereas close coordination among Child Protection Bureau, district administration and other government institutions should be kept intact. These views were expressed by him while addressing officers at Central Police Office today. In the session reports and progress in cases of ransom, kidnapping and abuse cases were discussed.
IG Punjab while directing officers said that it is the top priority of police force to bring down the ratio of incidents of child abuse and also ensure the protection of children, therefore, all field officers should take steps in accordance with the devised standing orders. He further said that the patrolling timing of Dolphin, Peru and other patrolling forces should be enhanced and made effective in the surroundings of schools and colleges of all districts. IGP added that monitoring of CCTV cameras around educational institutions should be ensured especially in districts of Sialkot, Mianwali with other districts where modern surveillance command center are working. Addl IG R & D Captain retired Zafar iqbal, Addl IG Operations Inaam Ghani, DIG Investigation Lahore Dr. Inaam waheed ,AIG Logistics Athar Ismail, AIG Admin Hassan Raza Khan ,AIG Finance Dr shehzad Asif with other officers were present in the meeting.
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