Shahbaz stresses modern technology to control crime

Nov 20, 2013
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said modern technology would be utilized for eradication of crimes and curbing anti- social elements as a number of countries of the world had controlled crimes by using the latest technology.
The chief minister said there was a need for Punjab police to adopt modern technology and evolve an effective system of rooting out crimes. He said that the project of Coordinated Command and Control Center of Punjab police was of vital importance as its implementation would rid the people of Thana culture while a traditional police culture would also be changed.
Granting approval to the setting up of Coordinated Command and Control Center in Lahore as well as other big cities of Punjab, the chief minister issued directions to implant the project expeditiously.
He was presiding over a high level meeting at Model Town here Tuesday which reviewed the project of Coordinated Command and Control Center of Punjab police. Provincial Minister Col.(R) Shuja Khanzada, the Secretary Home, the Inspector General Police Punjab, the CCPO Lahore and the officers concerned were also present.
An international expert, Dr. Amanat, who has received training from Britain, gave a briefing on coordinated command and control system. Addressing the meeting, the CM said that the use of modern technology was essential for rooting out crimes and therefore speedy progress be made in this direction. He said that police force be introduced to latest technology for fighting crime and improving law and order situation. He said that intelligence sharing system could be further improved through the use of modern technology. He said that the project of command and control center would help root out criminal elements as well as monitor the performance of police officials at police stations and their behavior with the citizens.
He said that the Punjab government would take all possible measures for transforming Thana culture. He said that revolutionary measures would be taken to redress grievances of the people at police stations. He said that government had resolved to change Thana culture and the project of coordinated command and control center was a step in this direction. He said that the setting up of this modern center would bring about a visible change in the traditional culture of police.
The CM said that coordinated command and control center should be state-of-the-art and a high standard be maintained in the completion of the proposed project.
MPs: Assembly members from various districts called on Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Tuesday and apprised him of the progress of development projects as well as problems of their respective areas.
Those how called on the CM included Member National Assembly Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, Members Provincial Assembly Karam Dad Wahla and Waris Kallo.
Germany: A delegation of the prominent German company in energy sector, Energiequelle Gmbh, met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Tuesday.
The meeting decided to promote cooperation in energy sector while the German company expressed interest in setting up a 100 megawatt solar plant in Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that sincere efforts were being made for overcoming energy crisis in the country and Muslim League-N government was determined to resolving the problem.
(The News)