Hotline to be set up for redress of public complaints

Nov 26, 2013
FAISALABAD: A comprehensive strategy has been evolved to weed out crime from the city. A hotline is being set up for the redress of public complaints, City Police Officer Haidar Ashraf told The Express Tribune on Monday.
The hotline number would be displayed in front of all police stations and a record will be kept of phone calls to ensure 100 percent redress of public complaints, he said.
“Even though the district police have launched a ‘vigorous’ campaign against criminal elements in the city, as many as 1,635 proclaimed offenders are still at large,” a police officer on the condition of anonymity told The Express Tribune.
Police high-ups have take notice of the problem several times and have even reprimanded station house officers, but the criminals have still managed to evade arrest, he said.
The CPO said, “We are taking strict action against corrupt officials in the department.”
He said they were in the process of preparing lists of corrupt officials. “They will be taken to task if they do not mend their ways,” he said.
Ashraf said that they were working hard to make Faisalabad a crime free place. “We are also introducing a modern monitoring system that would help us evaluate police performance.”
Responding to a query, the CPO said all station house officers have been issued directions to arrest proclaimed offenders. He said corrupt police officials must give up their dishonest ways or face the music.
(The Express Tribune)