LAHORE: The finger prints, pictures and other relevant details of over 260,000 criminals in Punjab have been entered into the Criminal Record Management System while the process is still underway.
The information was shared in a meeting of senior police officers held at the Central Police Office (CPO) here on Friday.
Headed by Inspector General of Police Punjab Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, the meeting was also attended by Additional IGP (Operations/Investigation) retired Capt Arif Nawaz, Additional IGP (Welfare and Finance) Shoaib Dastgir, DIG (IT) Shahid Hanif, DIG (Operations) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG (Welfare) Waseem Siyal and other senior police officers.
The IGP directed the officers concerned that matching of the recorded details with data stored in the centralized monitoring room should be ensured through an authentic system because complete criminal history of perpetrators would help in bringing them to justice.
He also inquired about the progress of other information technology projects of the Punjab police and directed that FIR and ‘roznamcha’ entries should be made online by the beginning of the new year.
Briefing about the police welfare initiative, DIG Siyal said that “Guzara Allowance ATM Cards” had been issued to widows and heirs of all martyrs as well as Punjab police officials passed away during service.
He said the monthly stipend was now being sent to families of martyrs through these ATM cards.
“Some new cases of ATM cards are being assessed. The cards will be issued to eligible families within two weeks,” he said.
Mr Siyal said a regular monthly inspection and accounts checking of all police petrol pumps in Punjab was being ensured.
The IGP suggested that service stations and tyre shops should be opened at these petrol pumps to increase business, adding that the money earned thus could be utilized for welfare projects of the force.
He also inquired from AIG (Complaints) Syed Khurram Ali about the complaints being received on 8787 and steps taken to address them.
Delay in redressing of complainants should not be tolerated and departmental action be taken against responsible officials, the IGP said.