These views were expressed by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman while addressing a prize-distribution ceremony at Central Police Office (CPO) today. The police chief awarded cash prizes and commendatory certificates to 77 police officials/officers of Lahore and Gujranwala regions on their outstanding performance on this occasion.
The IGP further said that it was due to the untiring efforts and hardworking of the policemen that the crimes rate is declining throughout the province day by day and the incidents of terrorism have almost controlled.
The provincial police chief said that the department would continue the policy of reward and punishment so that the inefficient and dishonest officers/officials should be punished as per law while the honest and brave officials/officers should be encouraged. This policy would also help build image of the police department, the IGP added.
At least 11 policemen from each district including Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Narowal, Sialkot, and Lahore were awarded cash prizes and commendatory certificates.
Meanwhile, IGP Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman visited Faisalabad region today and chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation. The meeting was held at the office of Regional Police Officer (RPO) Faisalabad while RPO Aftab Ahmed Cheema, CPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana, DPO Jhang Rao Abdul Karim, and SP (Admin) Imran Kishor also attending the meeting.
The provincial police chief urged the officials/officers to remain on high-alert round-the-clock in order to further downgrade crimes rate and to control the incidents of terrorism in Faisalabad Region. He also directed the police officers to deploy additional police force in sensitive areas to provide foolproof security cover around mosques and other religious congregations.
The IGP also directed the officers to ensure foolproof and extraordinary arrangements specifically to provide security cover to Majalis and processions on the occasion of Youm-e-Shahadat Ali (RA) on 21st of Ramazan. In this regard, the police officers were also directed to maintain close liaison with the Shia Ulemas and religious leaders.
Later, IGP Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman handed over cheques of Rs three million to the families of ASI Arif Ali and Head Constable Ghulam Jaffar who were martyred in an armed encounter with the criminals in Jhang district on July 03, when the police raided a hideout to capture a most wanted proclaimed offender, Noor Akbar Bharwana, in Moza Makhiyana.
On this occasion, the IGP directed RPO Faisalabad to help ensure proper residential facilities and educational expenditures for the children of the martyred policemen.
The children of the martyred policemen were also given offer letters, according to which they would be given employment in the police department when they will reach the prescribed age.