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Shahbaz Sharif reviews the steps taken for change in thana culture

Shahbaz SharifLahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here today which reviewed the steps taken for reforms in police system and change in thana culture through information technology.

The Chief Minister said that Punjab police has completed the historic work of computerization of the record of every police officer and official and the use of modern technology for changing thana culture is commendable He said that the entire data of the police officer and official is available at the pressing of a button. He said that feeding of the data of all officers with the past record in human resource management information system is a big achievement.

Shahbaz Sharif congratulated Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Inspector General police, CCPO Lahore and the police team working on the project.

He also thanked Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and his team for their cooperation with regard to human resource management information system. He said that update data of 1.5 lakh police force will be available as a result of computerization of the record. He appreciated the performance of police with regard to computerization of record of police force and said that it will help improve efficiency of police besides giving field posting to the best human resource.

The Chief Minister said that modern reception desks have been set up in 200 police stations of Punjab while reception desks will soon be set up in all police stations of the province. He said that all out resources will be provided to police for this purpose. He said that setting up of reception desks is an important step towards change in thana culture and reforms in police system. He said that establishment of reception desks in police stations will help in registration of complaints and FIRs. He said that reception desks are operating in 200 police stations of 13 districts of the province.

Shahbaz Sharif said that reception desks are of vital importance for changing the image of Punjab police while effective monitoring of reception desks is also essential. He said that appointment of sub-inspectors recruited through Punjab Public Service Commission will result in change in thana culture. He said that use of information technology will improve efficiency of police and restore the confidence of people in police force. He said that maximum use of information technology is of vital importance for improvement of police system and Punjab police has taken a lead in this regard.

The Chief Minister was also given a briefing on human resource management information system and setting up of reception desks in police stations. Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Member Provincial Assembly Jehangir Khanzada, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home and officials concerned attended the meeting.

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