Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that redressing people’s grievances is his main mission and he would complete it at all cost. He directed police authorities to ensure provision of justice to aggrieved persons at their doorstep so that they do not have to repeatedly visit police stations. He pointed out that had the police provided justice to the aggrieved persons, the complainants would not have to come to him for redressal of their grievances. Unfortunately, Chief Minister regretted, the police, as a department, is not discharging its responsibilities properly. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif stressed that he wants to evolve such a system where justice is available to the aggrieved at his doorstep. He observed that, by providing assistance to the aggrieved persons, we can make our life better as well as earn blessings of Allah Almighty. The Chief Minister expressed these views while talking to complainants belonging to various districts of Punjab who called on him at Model Town today. President PML-N Lahore Pervaiz Malik, Secretary Prosecution, concerned police authorities and a large number of complainants were present on the occasion. On the complaints of citizens, the Chief Minister issued on-the-spot instructions for immediate redressal of their grievances, along with directing concerned police authorities to extend them maximum possible assistance.
Talking on the occasion, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that police ought to investigate criminal cases in accordance with the principles of justice, as providing common man his rights in a just manner in his top priority. He said those police officers who discharge their duties honestly and dutifully, alongwith providing justice to the people, are highly praiseworthy. However, he warned, those police officers, who would display negligence or create impediments in providing justice to the people would never be tolerated. He ordered police authorities to meet all needs of justice during their investigation into the cases on the basis of merit and directed police authorities to take strict action and award exemplary punishment to those police officials who make wrong and faulty investigation into the cases. He directed police authorities not to show any weakness or laxity in providing justice to the common man. Chief Minister pointed out that even today, common man is desperately looking for justice, therefore, it is a collective challenge and an opportunity for us to provide citizens with justice. He said he salutes such police officers who discharge their duties on basis of merit and provide help and assistance to the aggrieved persons. A resident of Kahna, Asad expressed satisfaction over police investigation into the murder case of his 16 years old daughter Kiran and said that a culprit has been arrested however the former investigating officer had not fulfilled the demands of justice. Upon this the Chief Minister ordered DIG Investigation to submit a report regarding this case to him. Chief Minister also directed for arranging a lawyer for the aggrieved family. Expressing annoyance over non-presentation of an inquiry report into the murder of the nephew of Munawar Husain in Jalal Pur Bhattian at a rice mill, the Chief Minister ordered that a report should be submitted to him within seven days at all cost. The Chief Minister also sought progress report into the murder case of the brother of Abdul Majeed, a resident of Burki Lahore within fourteen days. Ordering arrest of culprits involved in the abduction of the son of Khurshid Bibi, Arif, resident of Shafiqabad Lahore, within two weeks, he also announced financial assistance for the aggrieved family. A resident of Misri Shah, Shahnawaz Butt met the Chief Minister and apprised him about the murder case of his son, upon which the Chief Minister ordered the arrest of the culprits within seven days. A resident of Narowal Robina Kauser informed that police have arrested the culprits involved in murder of his brother and servant upon which the Chief Minister appreciated the police team of Inspector Rana Shahid and announced a cash prize of Rs.50 thousand for them, in addition to announcing financial compensation for the widow of the murdered person. Chief Minister also ordered arrest of the second culprit involved in the murder of Furqan, son of Khalida Butt, of Nishter Colony and also announced financial assistance to her. The Chief Minister further directed finding the clue within seven days into the blind murder of the brother of Jamshed of Mozang. He also ordered action against the police officials for non arrest of the murder of Hafiz Moazam of Farooq Abad, Sheikhupura in 2005 and misplacing the file of the case. He further ordered making fresh investigation into the case as well. A disabled and unemployed young person Saif Ullah also met the Chief Minister upon the Chief Minister directed recruiting him as lecturer on contract basis. Four blind children of a single family also met the Chief Minister and apprised him of their problems upon which the Chief Minister assured the blind children of financial assistance.