Inspector General of Police Punjab, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam has said that Punjab Police made history by helping to conduct election in a peaceful environment despite security threats. The whole force deserves appreciation for their professionalism that has been admired at local as well as international level. He further said that Punjab Police exhibited impartiality during the whole election process as well as they ensured the adherence to the election commission’s code of conduct. They also took prompt action upon the intelligence shared by the special branch regarding terrorists and their activities and managed to arrest them leaving their plans unsuccessful. IGP further said that police officers and officials have set tremendous example by performing duty in extreme weather with dutifulness and team spirit.
He further said that it is due to the high standard of professionalism that no allegation of being partial was leveled against the police in the province. He advised the officers to maintain this standard of professionalism to win the hearts of the people through public service and to continue strict actions against anti-social elements without discrimination. He expressed these views in a prize distribution ceremony, held at Police lines Qilla Gujjar Singh, in the honor of those officers and officials who have done a great job on the polling day. While addressing the ceremony, IG Punjab said that we are responsible to provide safety and security to the lives and property of the people so the officers and officials should do their duty of public service with great rigor and to continue taking actions against anti-social elements with the help of law abiding citizens.
The ceremony was formally started with the recitation of Holy Quran and Naat and prayers have been offered for the martyrs of Punjab Police. The ceremony was attended by CCPO Lahore B A Nasir, DIG operations Lahore Shehzad Akbar, DIG investigation Syed Khurram Ali Shah, DIG security division Shaukat Abbass, SSP Admin Usman Akram Gondal, Chief Traffic Officer Capt. ® Liaquat Ali Malik, SSP investigation Malik Awais, SSP Discipline Tariq Aziz, operations, investigations, traffic, anti-riots unit, mobiles squad, CRO, CIA, SP headquarters Atif Nazir, SP mobiles Muhammad Nadeem, SPCRO Syed Abdul Raheem Sherazi, SP legal Rana Latif and other officers and officials who got the prize. IG Punjab awarded cash prizes, CC one certificates and souvenir to all the officers and officials who performed exceptionally well on Election Day. He appreciated the efforts of officers and officials by saying that the sense of patriotism and dutifulness, honesty and coordination are the reasons behind great performance of police and this practice have to be continued in future as well. He further said that they will continue to appreciate honest and dutiful officers and officials in future as well. CCPO Lahore thanked IGP for gracing the ceremony held at Police Lines. In his address, he told that 33 thousand officers and personnel of police did their duty on 3885 polling stations in Lahore on polling day without caring for of their own lives despite security threats. He said that Lahore police will continue to work with same spirit. After the ceremony, IG Punjab had “Bara Khana” with the officers and personnel.