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Crime rate decline due to aggressive policing:IG Punjab

Lahore:The overall crime rate is declining in the province due to the policy of aggressive policing and the Punjab police force deserves the credit for tightening the screw on the criminals. Especially, the Regional Police Officer (RPO) Gujranwala and his team have done a great job by controlling the alarming situation of crimes by adopting an effective strategy. We expect that that the police officers serving in other police regions would leave no stone unturned to further bring down the crimes rate in the province by following the strategy of Gujranwala police.

This was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman while addressing a ceremony held in honour of the police officers of Gujranwala region at Central Police Office today. Additional IG-Punjab Malik Khuda Bukhsh Awan, Additional-IG Investigations Naseem-uz-Zaman Additional-IG (R&D) Anwar Virk, RPO Gujranwala Capt (retd) Amin, CPO Kamran Yousaf Malik, DPO Sialkot Afzaal Ahmed Kusar, DPO Gujrat Raja Basharat, DPO Narowal Skindar Hayat, DPO Mandi Bahauddin Ameer Taimour, and DPO Hafizabad Waqas Nazir also attended the ceremony, which was followed by lunch.

On this occasion, the IGP said that the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has appreciated the excellent performance of Gujranwala police in bringing down the crime rate. The provincial police chief said that he wanted such exemplary performance from all other police officers but they would have to work days-and-nights to achieve the desired results.

Talking to reporters after the ceremony, IGP Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman disclosed that the militants belonging to Tehrik-e-Taliban and some other banned outfits were involved in the gun attack on a police post in Gujrat. Responding to another question, he further said that two gangs of robbers involved in bank dacoities in Lahore have been traced and very soon they would be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the provincial police chief awarded a cash prize of Rs 100,000 and commendatory certificate to RPO Gujranwala and cash prizes of Rs 50,000 and an appreciation letter to each District Police Officer (DPO) of Gujranwala range.

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