Punjab Police Inspector General Shoaib Dastgir said that provision of protection to foreign experts and citizens is the basic responsibility of special protection unit (SPU) and in this regard, negligence, carelessness or nonprofessional attitude shall not be tolerated at any cost.
He further directed to SPU DIG and other officers of headquarters to pay visit to sensitive working sites and projects in different districts and also submit a detailed report regarding performance of officials deputed over there and available resources to Central police office. He further added that if the tenure of NOc and Visas of Chinese or other foreigners have been expired and still they are staying in Pakistan then their reports should be provided to Home Department immediately. While directing to DIG SPU, he said that SPU is an important operational force of Punjab Police whose officials are performing security duties to foreigners experts and investors on CPEC projects therefore, all officers and officials should perform their duties will full hard work, diligence, commitment and bravery whereas training courses and training workshops based upon modern parameters for enhancing capacity and efficiency of the officials of SPU should be continued. He expressed these views while he was chairing the session regarding performance and working of special protection unit at central police office.
During the meeting, DIG SPU Umar Sheikh briefed IG Punjab and told that for security of most sensitive projects, SPU personnel have been imparted modern professional training in accordance with the parameters of contemporary age so that no stone should be left unturned for security and protection of Chinese and other foreign experts. He further told that currently, SPU personnel are providing security to 4000 foreign experts on CPEC projects and also security to 2000 Sikh pilgrims coming to Kartarpur Corridor at Narowal on a daily basis whereas the total projects different projects including CPEC are 31 where more than 6500 SPU personnel are providing security duties to foreigners.
He further briefed that special attention is being given for recreation of personnel like football, hockey along with other sports despite constructive and other extracurricular activities whereas special desks have been established at all international airports across the province where the data of every foreigner is archived and saved at the airport and the steps are launched for their security right form the airport. He further told that an MOU has also been accorded between SPU and Ministry of foreign affairs under this MOU, information sharing and coordination is ensured regarding security of Chinese and other foreign experts.
Meanwhile, IG Shoaib Dastagir said that 85 % constables of Punjab Police are its actual face which represents the police directly by their body language, behaviour and uniform at public level during duty, so to improve the public image of the police and revive its respect and dignity constable must adopt congenial demeanour with professionalism. He especially directed that while performing their duty one should keep in mind that Punjab Police sacrificed hundreds of lives so strictly refrain from any such act which could cause bad fame to the sacred mission of martyrs. In his address, he further said that Lahore police is my home and I have served here at different ranks and as head of the household I will encourage and appreciate the individuals who are performing well while I also want to make it clear that there is no place for disobedient.
He further said that we can meet public expectations only by further improving public service delivery. He further said that effective implementation of law is among our primary responsibilities so adopting an open-door policy it must be ensured that self-respect of every citizen is cared for and anyone misbehaving with the public has no place in the police department and strict action will be taken against them. He said that this uniform and power is a blessing of ALLAH so it is our duty to perform humbly.
He further said that reward and punishment system in police department is being further strict and officers and officials who perform their duties with hard work, commitment and honesty will be encouraged and appreciated at every level leadership will also stand by them but in case of carelessness, slackness and trespassing the powers no leniency will be shown. He further said that while inspecting the Police Stations officers should also focus on the record and crime graph besides checking the infrastructure. He further said that we have to win the public trust by improving the public service delivery so by hard work play your efficient role in this sacred mission.
He expressed these views while addressing police darbar and Media talk at Police Lines Qila Gujar Singh Lahore. Upon his arrival, he was presented salutation by an active police squad after which IGP offered Fateha at martyr’s monument. At this occasion CCPO Lahore, DIG Operations Lahore and other senior officers of Lahore police were present.
He further added that keeping in view the available resources we all know that police cannot provide security to every citizen but it is our duty to promote a sense of security by working with honesty and commitment. At this occasion, while talking to media IGP said that all postings will be on merit in the police department because the promotion of merit and elimination of sifarish culture is in my priorities.