LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan has expressed hope that ‘Citizen Eye App’ and ‘Ex-Service Men App’ will be a milestone in modern policing and they will not only improve coordination between the citizens and police but also help the latter benefit from the experience of retired police officers.
He termed the Lahore Police a pioneer in the use of information technology, saying its mobile apps and other IT reforms were being replicated by other provinces. To keep up with the demands of contemporary policing, these reforms should be extended to other districts too for effective monitoring.
He expressed these views while addressing the officials separately at Capital City Police Office and Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Tuesday.
The IGP was welcomed by CCPO Amin Wains, SSP Admin Rana Ayaz Saleem, DIG Operations Dr Moin Masood and CTO Lahore Rai Ijaz Ahmed.
While briefing the IGP on the two newly launched apps, SSP Admin Rana Ayaz Saleem said through ‘Citizen Eye’ every citizen of Lahore could share information, complaints and recommendations to the higher officials. The citizens could also send pictures and videos through this app that would help the police identify and eradicate the crime and criminals, he added.
Mr Saleem further said that “Ex-Servicemen App” is designed to take care of retired police officials and to utilise their expertise to eradicate crime.
The IGP was also briefed about the working of “Lahore Police Triple One Information System”. He inaugurated CCPO officers lounge at CCPO Lahore Office that has been built for the stay of the international delegations visiting from Turkey, China and other countries where they will get foolproof security and other facilities.
Afterwards, the IGP visited Qila Gujar Singh Police Lines where he awarded the officers and officials from various wings and departments with cash prizes for their performance. He appreciated the officials’ performance and termed them as valuable asset to the department.