IG orders crackdown on drug users, sale in educational institutions and hostels


Lahore: Expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of field officers, Inspector General of Police Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that all supervisory officers of province should improve their performance and special focus should be given on crime control as well as easy provision of services to citizens. He further said that Punjab Police is for public service, therefore, officers should keep direct contact with applicants and ensure elimination of tout mafia culture in police stations. Rao Sardar Ali Khan directed that the best facilities should be provided to citizens in police stations, police service centers and other offices and they should be treated with respect and dignity. IG Punjab emphasized that corruption is not tolerated at any level. Supervisory officers should go out in the field instead of sitting in offices. Rao Sardar Ali Khan, while issuing crackdown orders on use and sale of drugs in educational institutions and hostels, said that intelligence-based operations should be intensified in order to eliminate criminals involved in this nefarious business.

He further said that officers and personnel patronizing criminals have no place in department and if any such complaint was proved against any officer or official, he would be expelled from the department.
IG Punjab added that if any incident of torture cell, illegal detention of accused and basic human rights of prisoners were violated in any district, the supervisory officers would have to answer for this.
Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that delay in registration of cases would not be tolerated and officers would be responsible for performance of their respective regions. He directed officers to improve the performance of force and subordinate staff while focusing on process of reward and punishment. IGP expressed that, efforts should be intensified to bring the accused involved in heinous crimes to justice.
Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that report of all good will not work, the officers who do not control crime rate will have to go through the process of accountability. He issued instructions to all regional officers of province during a RPOs video link conference held at the Central Police Office here today. During the conference, monthly targets were set to evaluate performance of officers.
Directing the officers, IG Punjab said that zero tolerance policy should be adopted on the incidents of violence and abuse against women and children and get such accused punished strictly by the courts. He added that police teams should work in coordination with district administration, environment and other government departments for elimination of smog because Police play a central role for supremacy of law and order.
While talking about police martyrs, Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that police martyrs are our real heroes therefore, close contact should be kept with families of the martyrs and no effort should be spared for their best welfare.
The IG Punjab said that no delay would be tolerated in the issuance of pensions and documents of retired employees. Additional IG Investigation Punjab, DIG Investigation Punjab, DIG Operations Punjab, DIG IT, DIG R&D and AIG Monitoring alongwith other officers were also present on this occasion.