IG Punjab Shoaib Dastgir chaired the video link crime meeting at CPO.


Lahore, Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib Dastgir said that success of all initiated IT projects with respect to modern policing and smart working are conditioned with polite behavior, diligent performance and quick response to public therefore, officers should pay surprise visits to police stations and offices in order to improve service delivery and change in behavior of Police. He stressed that officers should minutely examine working of deputed staff at front desk, operations and investigation branches and ensure the execution of all tasks in accordance with the defined SOPs of the CPO. He further said that the time of exaggerating and hiding the performance of Police is over now because the government, media and public eye on us round the clock and with the help of counter actions, effective patrolling and public friendly policing, the environment of protection in the society may be promoted. IGP further said that special attention should be given to arrest the absconders, proclaimed offenders and their accomplices of gangs involved in heinous crimes whereas punishments should be awarded in accordance with discipline matrix to those officers and officials for violation of their professional duties and absconsion of accused from police arrests. He further emphasized that only a single incident of death under police custody washes away the good work of Police in all year therefore zero tolerance policy should be adopted and no delay should be observed in such incidents. He further said due to free registration of crimes , number of traced cases should also be increased accordingly only then the performance of Police shall stand satisfactory whereas circle officers should themselves write down “Zimni” in case file of heinous crimes. He moreover said that the environment of trust between police and public can only be ensured with better behavior, observation of merit and improvement in service delivery therefore all officers should impart special briefing to their subordinates regarding public dealing so that they may win the hearts of people by offering their duties effectively. He further directed all DPOs to personally visit the crime in women and child rape cases and should also conduct investigation of such cases under their own supervision, and not leaving it solely on SDPOs and SHOs. He further directed to ensure close follow up of such cases in courts so that accused would not be able to get relief from the court due to delay in provision of DNA reports. He added that emergency measures should be adopted for immediate arrest of hardened proclaimed offenders across the province so that lives and properties of the citizens might be protected by putting such social monsters behind the bars. IGP further expressed that ratio of working out of cases should be improved besides efforts for controlling crimes and modern technology should be utilized to maximum end for arresting the convicts of murder, dacoity and ransom. He further directed SP complaints to enhance their role for timely registration of FIRs upon complaints of the citizens whereas the officers who don’t take stern actions against drugs dealers, land mafia and extortionists should be ready for departmental action. IG Punjab further said that those officials and officers who are guilty of illegal detention of accused don’t deserve any concession because all force has to face the music due to such black sheep therefore, officers should not procrastinate in taking legal and departmental actions against those officials under whose custody accused die due to torture. IGP added that, crackdown against illegal and license less holders of arms should be beefed up and actions should also be taken against persons involved in making of metallic and chemical kite threads and kites as well. These views were expressed by him while addressing all RPOs CPOs and DPOs during video link crime meeting at CPO.
During the conference, all officers briefed about police actions and overall crime scene of their respective regions and districts and told that police force is fully alert for protection of wealth and lives of people and quick actions are continued against anti social elements in accordance with devised SOPs of CPO. While acknowledging performance of District Faisalabad in crackdown against criminals involved in social evils, IGP said that police teams of other districts should also boost the crackdown against professional criminals like Faisalabad police. IG Punjab directed officers to continue monitoring of front desks, lock ups and rooms of SHOs through CCTV cameras and in cases of custodial death or fleeing from the custody , punishment should be ensured against the responsible as per Discipline Matrix. IG Punjab moreover said that search, sweep, combing and intelligence based operations should be boosted up in all districts across the province and there should be no slackness in taking actions against violation of tenancy act. He further said that schedule of Tehsil level visits of Khidmat Marakiz should be properly promulgated so that the citizens may benefit from this facility to the maximum end. He said that steps should be taken on priority basis to address the complaints of public via prime Minister portal whereas inspection of modern technology and smart working ideas based special initiative police stations, police Khidmat Marakiz along with effective use of IT technology should be ensured at any cost. He added that those officers rightly deserve praise who got canceled the license of those weapons used in criminal activity and in this regard active proceedings should be continued. In the conference, Addl IG PHP captain retired Zafar Iqbal Awan, Addl IG IAB Azhar Hameed Khokhar, Addl IG operations Inam Ghani, Addl IG welfare and finance Rao Sardar, Addl IG Elite force Shahid Haneef, Commandant Punjab Constabulary Addl IG kanwar ShahRukh, Addl IG Establishment B.A Nasir, Addl IG CTD Muhammad Tahir Rai, Addl IG Special Branch Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, DIG SPU Umar Sheikh, DIG IT Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, DIG Training Suleman Sultan Rana, DIG Logistics captain retired Faisal Ali Rana, DIG welfare Shariq Kamal Siddiqui, DIG Traffic Punjab Riaz Nazeer Gara, DIG Tele and transport Shahid Javed were present whereas all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs attended the meeting through video link.


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