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Shahbaz shows concern over law & order in the province

Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is utilizing all out resources for the protection of life and property of people as well as maintenance of civic peace while in addition to provision of latest weapons, modern training is also being imparted to the police force. He said that the aim of progress and prosperity cannot be realized without establishment of a peaceful and secure society. He said that police should perform its responsibilities with commitment and dedication for the purpose of elimination of crime from the society and bringing anti-social elements to justice.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting to review law and order situation in the province, here today. Member Provincial Assembly Col. ® Shuja Khanzada, Advisor Jahanzeb Burki, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretaries of Home, Law and Information departments, Additional IG Special Branch, Capital City Police Officer and senior officers concerned were present on the occasion. Inspector General Police Haji Habib-ur-Rehman gave a briefing regarding law and order situation and the measures taken for eradication of crime. Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister said that modern training courses are being conducted for the police officers with the cooperation of Turk police for the capacity-building of Punjab police. He directed that such officers should be selected for these training courses as are interested and have experience of the relevant field. He directed IG Police to make foolproof security arrangements at mosques and Imam Barghas during Ramazan-ul-Mubarak while strict security arrangements should also be made in Sastay Ramazan Bazaars so that citizens could carry out shopping without any fear. The Chief Minister directed to intensify security arrangements in markets and bazaars for checking the incidents of crime. He said that terrorism and lawlessness have caused irreparable loss to national economy. He said that the whole nation will have to unite and play its role for rooting out terrorism and extremism. He said that provision of prompt and inexpensive justice to the masses is the top priority of the government and criminal justice system will have to be improved for this purpose. He said that there is a need to improve prosecution system and maintain close and effective coordination between the departments concerned for the early disposal of cases and brining criminal elements to justice. He said that 100 model police stations are being set up in the province where the entire process from registration of FIR to the challan will be completed expeditiously and in a transparent manner. He directed IG Police to evolve a comprehensive programme of training for making police a smart and intelligent force. He also directed Home Secretary to prepare working paper with the help of Secretary Prosecution and IG Police for early disposal of pending cases so that the impediments in the way of justice could be removed and justice could be provided to the people.

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