Dedicated police help-line to be started for kidnapping for ransom, extortion

Apr 18, 2013
Lahore: A special helpline will be set up for people to provide the police information on crimes like extortion and kidnapping for ransom and persons suspected of terrorism, Caretaker Chief Minister Najam Sethi told in a meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Wednesday.
He directed police to set up the helpline on priority basis and submit a report to him in this regard. Modern technology should be used to improve the law and order situation, he said.
He hoped that the helpline would allow people to give information regarding the occurrence of crimes without any repercussions as it would protect their identity, he said.
Policemen should be in the field instead of sitting in their offices all day, he said. Complaints coming to police stations must be addressed immediately. Improved law and order in the province would also allow the government to hold transparent and peaceful elections, he said. No efforts would be spared to ensure security to political leaders, processions and rallies, he said. Strict action would be taken against those caught firing in the air and displaying weapons, said Sethi. The candidates who violated the Election Commission’s code of conduct would also be punished, he said.