Lahore: Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Rana Sanaullah Khan said that maintenance of law and order in the province is top priority of the government. He said that police profession has become a challenge in this age and the increasing expectations of masses of police are proof of the fact that their confidence in police has increased. However, there is still room for improvement in provision of speedy justice in our criminal justice system, he added.
He was addressing a delegation of under-training ASPs of 39th Common of National Commander Course. The delegation has come to a 4-day study tour to Lahore. Secretary Home Shahid Khan, Director Legal Mohsin Khan, Course Commander Tayyab Hafiz Cheema, Assistant Director Azmat Abbas and SSP Internal Accountability Division Shariq Kamal were present on the occasion. Rana Sanaullah said that estimated population of Punjab is nine crore fifty lakh and the number of police officials in the province is one lakh seventy seven thousand which means that there is one policeman for 1250 persons. He said that terrorism and loadshedding are on top of the list of problems being faced by Pakistan. He said that Daanish School System would prove to be a milestone in setting up a peaceful society. He said that the government intends to expand the network of Daanish schools at tehsil level. Replying to a question regarding increasing protest activities, Rana Sanaullah Khan said that if the country, which was created by the power of vote, is run on gunpoint then the same would be the result. He said that the police department should also bring revolutionary changes in itself. He said that apart from crimes, Pakistani nation is very active and capable which has got recognition all over the world.
Earlier, Secretary Home Shahid Khan briefed the delegation about law and order situation upon which the members of the delegation thanked him. A shield was also presented to Law Minister by the delegation at the end of the ceremony.