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IG announce policy to encourage Wardens

Lahore: A comprehensive strategy is being finalized for the promotion of Traffic Wardens serving in the Punjab province. The women police officials/officers serving in any section of the police are in fact an asset of the department, especially the services of Lady Traffic Wardens are commendable.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman expressed these views while addressing a high-level meeting at Central Police Office today. Additional-IG Malik Khuda Bukhash Awan and other senior police officers were also present on this occasion.

The IGP told the meeting that a Traffic Orientation Course has been prepared for the promotion Traffic Wardens according to their seniority and the Senior Wardens will be sent on the Course after Eid-ul-Azha and the successful officers would be promoted accordingly. A high-level committee to be headed by Additional-IG Traffic Punjab Kalb-e-Abbas has been constituted that would recommend new uniform for the traffic police.

It was further decided in the meeting that various Traffic Management Courses would also be launched for the Traffic Wardens.

The meeting also decided that a new policy to be introduced to bring the salary of Traffic Wardens equal to the salary of the officials of Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP). Moreover, it was also decided that a “Warden of The year” award will also be introduced to encourage the Traffic Wardens. Two Traffic Wardens would be selected from each district, where the traffic wardens system exists. Similarly, at least 10 officers would be selected from Punjab Traffic for the “Traffic Officer of the Year” Award. The award will be given to the officers and the wardens purely on merit after evaluating their performance.

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