Prime Minister Imran Khan announces to make Punjab police a modern force
MIANWALI (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to make Punjab police a modern force.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a model police station in Mianwali on Saturday, he said that soon the entire province will stand with the Punjab police. “We will issue funds for the police that have been distanced from the political pressure. We introduced merit,” he said.
The prime minister said that ‘thana-kucthery’ (police stations and courts) was kept under control to harass and intimidate their opponents. “The model police station is a new thought. This is New Pakistan.”
He hoped that model police stations will be an example for entire province. “We want to see Punjab police like the police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said.
Imran Khan said that it is job of the police stations to facilitate people as complainants come to this facility for redressal of their issues. “The destiny of the country will change when the police will perform better.”
He directed IGP Punjab Shoaib Dastgir to develop other police stations of the province on the same pattern. He assured government’s full support to police department in carrying out reforms.
Under the initiative, 29 model police stations have been set up throughout the province where CCTV cameras also installed to monitor the performance of police. A helpline 8787 has also been established for registering complaints. A Superintendent of Police in every district deal with complaints.
Earlier on his arrival at the model police station, Punjab police presented guard of honor to him. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also accompanied the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Huawei ICT Lab at NAMAL Institute, Mianwali. He was briefed about state-of-the-art information and communications technology facility at NAMAL Institute.