Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sethi has said that improving law and order situation is the top priority of the caretaker government and it is fully geared to meet the challenge of peace and security in the province. He said dealing with law and order and security challenge is not impossible. He directed law-enforcing agencies to take all possible steps to ensure peaceful conduct of elections, and to provide a free and independent atmosphere to the voters, during general elections for enabling them exercise their right of franchise.
The Chief Minister was talking to Inspector General Police Punjab Aftab Sultan who called on him at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, here today. Law and order situation and security arrangements for forthcoming general elections were reviewed in detail during the meeting.
The Chief Minister Najam Sethi said that political, social and economic activities are not possible without an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the Punjab government is fully cognizant of its duties in this regard. He vowed that no compromise would be made on law and order in the province. He said protection of life and property of the citizens is the foremost responsibility of the police, and it should utilize all its capabilities to control crime in Punjab.
The Chief Minister congratulated Aftab Sultan on assuming the office of IG Police Punjab, and hoped that the new IG would play his vigorous role for further improving law and order situation in the province. He hoped that IG Punjab would leave no stone unturned to ensure prompt help to the people, besides maintaining a peaceful atmosphere during the forthcoming general elections.
He said Aftab Sultan is a hardworking and capable police officer who will strive vigorously for eradication of crime in Punjab.