Punjab Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastagir said that as per vision of Prime Minister Pakistan facilitation to citizens and protection of their wealth and lives is among top priorities of Punjab Police and in this regard modern technology and smart ideas based model police stations (Special Initiative of Police Stations, SIPS) will provide the citizens quick relief and will change the thana culture and maintain and strengthen the trust level between public and police.
These views were expressed by him while presiding over a meeting at Central Police Office. He further said that in Police Department, police station has a fundamental position and steps will be taken to improve the working of police stations. He further added that by special initiative project, smart policing system will protect the wealth and lives of people by which the law abiding citizens will not be afraid while coming to police stations.
He further said that 50 police stations were being upgraded with special initiative model police stations in different districts of all the ranges and the said project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan by inaugurating city police station Mianwali. During meeting IGP Punjab also viewed special initiative model police stations of different districts via video link whereas, the preparations for arrival of prime minister to Mianwali and inauguration ceremony of special initiative police stations project were also examined.
Development AIG Hassan Iqbal told him that in the first phase, 29 police stations including Mianwali district have been upgraded to special initiative police stations and the basic objective of this project is to ensure easy and quick provision of facilities to the citizens.
He moreover said that the building of model police stations has been divided into two parts with effective use of modern technology. In the front end, friendly environment with modern technology police counters and waiting rooms have been established where khidmat markaz type counters will provide services and facilities to the citizens through token system and DRC/committee room, SHO room and front desks have also been established in front part of Police stations whereas rooms of officers regarding police station operations like moharrir rooms, room of investigation officers, monitoring and operations room and lockups are at the back of police stations where police will conduct investigations inquiries and other routine work.