PM says police should treat common people as VIPs too
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday has expressed hope that the police should change its mechanisms and become saviours for the layman as well as should treat them as VIPs.
The prime minister stated while speaking to the journalists at police passing out ceremony. "Police is an underrated organisation in the country," he said, pointing out that while the army protects the country on the borders, the police does the same inside," he added.
"I want the police to change its mechanisms and become saviours for the layman and treat them as VIPs. I will overlook the recommendations given by the Islamabad inspector-general and see what can be done about them," Imran Khan maintianed.
"Police officers and government employees will be given houses in the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme as well." The rent they are paying presently will be considered as installments for the new house, the premier said.
The premier announced health cards and health insurance up to Rs1 million for police officers in Islamabad. He also said that with the cards, police officers will be able to seek medical treatment at any public or private hospital in the country.
Regarding an increment in salaries, he assured that the police will have to wait. "Pakistan is under huge debts and until and unless these loans aren't paid, you will have to be patient."
PM Khan said that the federal government had cut off 60% of its expenditures. "We are depending on Pakistanis living abroad to help us now with their remittances," he added.
Criticising the opposition, the prime minister said that the money that they are so proud of is actually God's wrath. "We can see how children of these rich politicians are running around trying to save their parents