Lahore : Inspector General of Police Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has ordered to complete recruitment on vacancies of 300 Constables and 44 Drivers for Riverine Posts. He also directed the Additional IG Establishment to initiate the recruitment process soon to meet the shortage of personnel of Riverine Posts. All RPOs and DPOs must make sure that officials and vehicles deployed at Riverine Posts should not be used for any other purpose; this was stated by IGP during a high-level meeting held at Central Police Office today, to review the progress of Riverine Posts, Inter-provincial Border Check Posts and “Guzara Allowance ATM Cards” projects.
Additional IG Welfare and Finance Sohail Khan, Additional IG Operations/Investigation Punjab, Capt. (Retired) Arif Nawaz, Additional IG PHP Amjad Javed Saleemi, Additional IG Establishment Punjab, Dr. Arif Mushtaq, Additional IG Legal, Ali Zulnorain, DIG Operations Punjab, Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG I.T Shahid Hanif, DIG Headquarters, B.A Nasir and other police officers were also present in the meeting.
Additional IG Punjab Highway Patrol, Amjad Javed Saleemi briefed the IGP regarding Riverine Posts and Inter-provincial Border Check Posts. He told that, Inspection of 49 Riverine Posts has been completed and these posts are fully operational, while inspection of remaining posts will be completed within one week. He also said that optical fiber cable with 10 MB internet connection has been provided to all check-posts. Posts will be monitored in all districts; moreover a dashboard is established in CPO for centralized monitoring. He further added, letters have been issued to DPOs to take all necessary measures for better functioning of these check-posts.
IGP directed Additional IG Punjab Highway Patrol to call a meeting of all relevant RPOs and DPOs at CPO by Friday to review progress on Riverine Posts regarding the direction of IGP. While briefing about “Guzara Allowance ATM Cards” for widows of martyrs and police officials passed away during service, Additional IG Welfare and Finance, Sohail Khan and AIG Kamran Khan told the IGP that 3000 “Guzara Allowance ATM Cards” have been issued throughout the province, out of which 85 per cent cards have been activated.
Remaining cards are yet to be activated due to change of cell phone numbers by heirs and major condition to activate card is that – window or heir should call bank’s helpline through cell which was given by them in the application.
He also said while briefing IGP that concerned DPOs have been contacted to resolve the issue by inviting widows and heirs in their offices and by requesting banks’ management to resolve the issue at earliest. He said that we hope remaining cards will be activated soon.