LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan
said that PHP officers and officials should be careful about comfort
of citizens during the duty and the process of checking and search of
documents of motorcycles and vehicles without any reason should be
stopped whereas there should be no delay in taking action against
vehicles bearing no number plates, unauthorized number plates and fake
number plates. He said that protection of lives and wealth people
traveling on roads is the basic job of PHP therefore strict action
should be taken against the violators and also ensure steps taken for
facilitation of noble and peaceful citizens. He said that PHP police
with the help of local police should also ensure special and effective
patrolling during month of Ramzan and also increase duty hours of
patrolling especially during prayers of fajar and traweeh near mosques
situated on highways, so that protection of lives and wealth of people
may be ensured without interruption of traffic flow. He further added
that a new android App should be made with the cooperation of Punjab
information technology board in order to decrease in incidents of
robbery, dacoity and murders and also limit movement of criminals.
This App should have complete data of criminals so that PHP Police
with the help of local police may put the anti social elements behind
the bars. These views were expressed by IG Punjab during chairing a
meeting for assessment of progress of PHP at Central Police Office.
Addl IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar and DIG PHP Masood Ul Hassan along with
other officers were also present at this occasion.
While briefing, Addl IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar told IG Punjab that a
considerable decrease in accidents on highways have been recorded due
to timely and efficient actions of PHP. Officials of PHP are taking
actions against drivers for traffic rules violations besides over
speeding and also has registered hundreds of cases against violators
during last four months He moreover said that due to effective
patrolling the crime rate on highways has been considerably declined.
Upon which, IG Punjab directed that officers and officials should take
legal action against violators of law and criminals and also refer the
case to local police for further proceedings without any delay. If the
local police is reluctant to take action then it’s report should be
sent to Addl IG PHP and also control room immediately so that action
may be taken against such SHOs. IGP said that an exemplary punishment
should be given to the liable officers and officials after complete
inquiry. He further directed that senior officers of PHP should carve
out a schedule of their visits in ranges on monthly basis and also
every possible step for facility of officials by keeping a close
coordination with them.
IG Punjab directed to officers that families of martyrs of PHP should
be given Ramzan package whereas senior officers should visit homes of
these martyrs to share their happiness at the event of Eid.