PM directs Punjab Police to take inclusive measures for public safety, security
PM, CM Buzdar discuss key developmental projects, overall situation of Punjab
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to make Punjab Police free from political interference by implementing meritocracy.
He was chairing a high-level meeting in Lahore this evening (Friday) to devise a comprehensive strategy to introduce reforms in Punjab Police.
The Prime Minister advised police to utilize the latest technological innovations and spend all available resources to combat crime and ensure the protection of lives and properties of citizens.
The Prime Minister directed Inspector General Police Punjab to utilize all resources to protect the lives and property of citizens.
He regretted that political appointment were made in police during previous tenures, which impacted the performance of the department.
He said no one is above the law and asked the police personnel not to succumb to any political influence or pressure.
The Prime Minister called for postings and transfers on the basis of merit only to ensure dispensation of justice.
He directed for nabbing big criminals gave a warning to little offenders to refrain from indulging in crimes.
The IG Punjab Inam Ghani briefed the Prime Minister about the progress on reforms related to Punjab Police. He informed that proposals on financial autonomy of police stations and mechanism on reconciliatory council has been presented to the Chief Minister. Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Lahore today. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed with him matters relating to development projects and over all situation of the province. During the day-long visit, a number of proposals would be approved to expedite action against the land mafia across Punjab. PM Imran would also be briefed on agriculture marketing during the visit.
The premier is also scheduled to perform a ground-breaking ceremony of Sheikhupura-Gujranwala road – a project being completed at a cost of over Rs5 billion. The road would link the two industrial cities and would be maintained by a private company for the next 25 years. The 43-kilometre road would be completed under a public-private partnership. Last year in December, PM Imran undertook a daylong visit to the industrial city of Sialkot, during which he inaugurated AirSial, the country’s third airline in the private sector, launched several development projects worth billions of rupees and attended a ceremony organised by the local businessmen.