Lahore: Provincial Minister for Anti-Terrorism Col. (R) Shuja Khanzada has said that police is being divided into six different sections including command and control centre, crime scene investigation, Riot Police, pool net police, Dolphin police and anti-terrorism for changing Thana culture and making it people-friendly and cooperation of Turk national police has been sought in this regard.
He said this while talking to media-men in his office here today. Shuja Khanzada said that police reforms will be made on ground in a year. He said that under the first phase, 600 cameras will be installed at sensitive places in big cities of the province which will be helpful in controlling crime as well as traffic. He said that 70 international companies have contacted so far for installing cameras but the task will be assigned only to that company which will meet the required standard of transparency.
Shuja Khanzada said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif the work on establishing command and control center is continuing speedily. He said that this center will start functioning by December 2014 whereas approval for setting up command and control centers in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan has also been sought and these centers will start working next year. The Provincial Minister thanked Turk government on behalf of Punjab government for posting IT qualified officers in Pakistan. He said that these Turk officers will remain in Punjab till IT training of Punjab police is complete. He further told that Turk national police is providing guidance and consultation free of cost.
The Provincial Minister told about the pool net section that all record of the police will be computerized through this section and the record of criminals will be available in this section. About Dolphin police, he told that this police will have heavy bikes which will be equipped with modern weapons and communication. He said that this police will have the ability of immediately reaching and taking action at places of rush and heavy traffic whereas the Riot Police will be provided special training for controlling riots. He said that Turk national police will also extend cooperation and consultation in providing training to these two sections free of cost.