Lahore: Provincial Minister for Law, Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that maintenance of law and order is the top priority of Punjab government. He said that the profession of police has become a challenge in this age. He said that the increasing expectations of the masses on police are proof of the fact that their confidence has increased in police, however, still there is room for improvement in the Criminal Justice System and the police department itself should bring revolutionary changes in it.
He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on the topic of “Rule of Hazrat Omar Farooq(RA) and Public-Friendly Police” held at Alhamra Hall today. Inspector General Police Punjab Haji Habib ur Rehman, DIG Operations Lahore Muhammad Tahir Rai, SSP Operations Sohail Akhtar Sukhera, SSP Investigation Babar Bakht Qureshi, Chief Executive Canon Foam Industries Sh. Muhammad Ibrahim, Chief Executive Landmark Consultant Khalid Abdur Rehman, Chief Executive Amana Group Abid Ali Butt besides Vice President LCCI Abuzar Shad and officers of police were present on the occasion. Rana Sanaullah Khan said that geographically, Pakistan has utmost importance and the world nations always keep an evil eye on it, therefore, the element of invasion by the foreign powers cannot be ruled out. He said that whenever we talk about interference, the law and order problem is raised and that is why today we are facing the problem of terrorism. He said that police is the only force which can curb the menace of crimes and terrorism and it has never lagged behind in this regard. Even police has never hesitated to sacrifice precious lives for the protection of life and property of the masses, he added.
Rana Sanaullah Khan said that the efforts of police force to cope with the challenges of present age are commendable because the menace of terrorism has over burdened its task. He said that bravery is the hallmark of our police force but even then it needs full support and backing from our society. He said that Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) introduced the first police system besides setting up formal police department for administrative control which is known as Ahdas and Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA) was the first head of this department. Rana Sanaullah Khan said that if we convince our police to follow the principles of Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) then we would definitely succeed in maintaining peace and law and order in our society.