Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that police should ensure respect to the citizens and redressal of their grievances at police station is as he will not tolerate any hurdle in the provision of justice to the people. He said that police should serve the masses as their servant and demands of justice should be fulfilled. He said that justice should be upheld during investigation of cases. He said that stern action would be taken against such police officers and officials as would destroy evidence while the police officials providing justice to the people would be encouraged.
He was talking to complainants from various districts today. Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan, MNA Pervaiz Malik, Secretaries Home and Prosecution, Acting Inspector General Police Punjab, Director General Punjab Forensic Science Agency and other concerned authorities were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that government has provided funds of billions of rupees for the maintenance of law and order in the society and protection of life and property of the citizens and now it is responsibility of police to redress the grievances of the people and be courteous to them at police stations. He said that police officers and officials marring the evidence during investigation of cases are defaming the police department and stern action should be taken against such elements. He said that the accused involved in heinous crimes should be arrested immediately and all necessary measures should be taken for this purpose. He directed police to submit the challans of cases in the courts as soon as possible so that due punishment could be ensured to the culprits. He said that the most modern forensic lab of South Asia has been established in the provincial metropolis at a cost of Rs. 2.5 billion and full benefit should be taken from it during investigation of cases. He said that police should check the oppressor and help the oppressed as cruelty and injustice ruin societies. He said that societies are created through provision of justice and destroyed through injustice. He said that only that society will exist and progress where justice is upheld. He said that nations do not survive through buildings but through supremacy of justice. The Chief Minister said that his doors are open to the common man for provision of justice and police should serve the people sincerely and perform their duties honestly for which Allah Almighty will reward them.
The Chief Minister on an application of a complainant from Mianwali ordered to transfer the investigation of the case. A complainant thanked the Chief Minister and the police officials for arresting all accused involved in a case in Faisalabad. Haji Safdar Iqbal, resident of Gujarpura Lahore while expressing his satisfaction over the investigation and arrest of the accused also thanked the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister called for a report from acting IG Police in a case in Chung within seven days. The Chief Minister while issuing orders for the early arrest of the accused involved in various cases of dacoities in Gujrat, Sheikhupura and Chakwal also directed acting IG Police to submit a report within seven days. Shahbaz Sharif while taking strict notice of non-arrest of the accused involved in a murder attempt at Thekriwala, Faisalabad and their patronage ordered strict action against the police officials responsible of it and assured the complainants of redressal of grievances. The Chief Minister also issued orders for taking action against police officials responsible for destroying evidence in a murder case of Vehari and rape case of Sahiwal and said that immediate justice should be provided to the complainants at all costs. The Chief Minister appreciated police party for progress in the case of murder of a boy after abuse in Hafizabad and arresting an accused and also announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates. The Chief Minister listened to 17 complainants and issued necessary orders on the spot.