Newly appointed IGP takes charge

Apr 18, 2019

Punjab government has appointed the new IGP in Punjab, Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan. After assuming the charge of Provincial Police officer, in a meeting with senior officers of Punjab Police at Central Police Office Lahore, the new IGP said that Punjab Police will be strengthened more as an institution and perception of public will be changed. To restore trust of people on police, policies at lower level will be introduced to ensure provision of justice to public. All field officers will be bound to implement the SOPs and no negligence shall be tolerated in this regard. At every level, a crystal clear strategy will be carved out with full consensus for which all officers and officials will have to come on forefront for implementing the policies and making the department an ideal one.

In the meeting, Additional IG Establishment Punjab Captain R Ahmed Latif, Additional IG Training Punjab Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Operations Punjab Inam Ghani, Additional IG Welfare & Finance Sardar Ali Khan, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar Ch, Additional IG Investigation Punjab Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh, Additional IG Elite police Force Shahid Hanif, Commandant PC Kanwar Shah Rukh, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid along with other senior officers were also present at this occasion.

IG Punjab said that Police department will reform itself and public will see a better and reformed police. He said to the officers that we will have to make our force stronger by working together and caring about their welfare so that they may perform their duties with full commitment.

"Have to make our force stronger by working together and caring about their welfare: IG Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said"

IG Punjab directed all field officers of force to supervise financial issues personally so that transparency might be ensured. He said that all the policies will be made through executive board during the meeting of officers which will be held on every Monday. He said to officers that they will be given full opportunity to express their opinions during policy making.

IG Punjab while talking about welfare said that we should improve our system regarding issues of heirs of martyrs and injured officials so that they may get easy relief without seeking favor of media, courts and political leaders.

IG Punjab added that internal accountability will have to be improved and punishments in this regard will be made exemplary. A regular strategy for this will be formulated so that punishment is given with respect to nature and intensity of crime.

IG Punjab further said that those elements will be thrown away from the department who consider themselves an indispensible part of department and are a sign of abuse and also involved in illegal activities. The department will be purged of these evil persons. He said that recruitment process will be made a transparent one.

IG Punjab said that he prefers the training on top because with the help of modern training the force may be improved and professional officers will be selected and appointed at police training centers.

He further directed to all field officers that they must send security plan of Ramzan bazaars, mosques, Imam bargahs, and all worship places before the holy month of Ramzan so that strategies may be carved out in this regard.

Earlier to this, traditional squad of Police extended salutation to IG Punjab captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan on his arrival at central police office and departing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi handed on traditional baton and command to new IG Arif Nawaz Khan. After this, Captain Arif Nawaz khan paid homage to outgoing IG Amjad Javed Saleemi and said we worked together being colleagues while assuring that steps taken by Amjad Javed Saleemi will be continued.

(Daily Times)