Lahore : Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Dolphin Force has to play a vital role in protecting life and property of the people, protecting them from thieves and looters, and improving the image of the Punjab Police.
He said the Dolphin Force has to win support and trust of the people through good performance, hard work and polite attitude towards the public. He said modern training has been imparted to the Dolphin Force and now the force should struggle to prove that it deserve this status through hard work.
He said the Dolphin Force should come up to the expectation of the public and move forward by acting on the golden principals of determination, courage and professionalism.
The Chief Minister expressed these views at the passing out parade of the second batch of the Dolphin Force at the Police Training College, Lahore. As many as 696 policemen of the Dolphin Force have completed training who will perform their duties Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Bahawalpur.
The chief minister inspected the parade and smartly turned out contingents of the force presented salute to the chief minister. He also gave prizes to the police officials who displayed excellent performance.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Shahbaz Sharif said Dolphin Force is operating successfully in Lahore and in the second phase it is being established Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan and Bahawalpur and these police officials will perform their duties in these districts.
He said he congratulates all passing out police from the depth of his heart for their excellent performance and also congratulates their trainers who gave them tutorials so that they are able to become frontline contingent of the force. He said he is hopeful that all passing out police will set wonderful example of diligence and will come up to the expectations of the public.
He said the Turkish National Force and the Turkish government have provided support in the training of the Dolphin Force and the Dolphin Force has remained very successful in Turkey and now it is hoped that same standards will be maintained here.
He said the Punjab Police is the force of martyrs and its officers and cops have sacrificed their lives in the war against terrorism and in protecting people from looters and thieves. He said we are proud of the Punjab Police and every official of the Punjab Police has determination to sacrifice their lives for the establishment of peace.
He said billions of rupees have been spent to improve performance of the Punjab Police and equip it will latest weapons. He said protection of life and property of the public is the basic responsibility of the state and for this purpose all-out resources are being provided to the police and security institutions.
He said the Punjab government has established anti-terrorism department which is working excellently. He said in the same way a new force has been established to protect CPEC projects in Punjab while to prevent street crime Dolphin Force has been established in Lahore which is being extended to other cities. He said the cabinet committee on law and order also deserves praise for taking such initiatives to protect life and property of the people.
Addressing the ceremony, IGP Punjab Caption (R) Arif Nawaz said CM Shahbaz Sharif has provided all-out resources to modernize the Punjab Police and problems of the Punjab Police have resolved at the priority basis. He said street crime in Lahore has reduced due to Dolphin Force and street crime in other cities will also reduce due to its expansion.
Commandant Police Training College Lahore DIG Fayyaz Ahmad presented the address of welcome.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, provincial ministers, lawmakers and senior police officials were also present on the occasion.