Three member Canadian High Commission delegation called on IGP Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan.
Enhancement of Information sharing regarding operation against network of drug dealers was agreed upon during the meeting.
Safe city cameras played a significant role in tracing many cases including terrorist attacks of chairing cross and Data Darbar blast, IG Punjab.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said that Punjab Police is effectively using information technology based modern policing in order to protect wealth and lives of citizens and eliminating anti social elements. In this regard, for monitoring and surveillance of different districts like Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Mianwali and other districts of the province, a modern anti grated smart and surveillance system has been launched by which security arrangements of sensitive places, educational institutions, worship places of minorities along with other places will get improved. He further said that to enhance efficiency of Police force, school of investigation has been established and training syllabus have also been upgraded along with other projects whereas information based operations are also underway to decimate network of drug peddlers. IGP said that the objective of these operations is to save the young generation from these activities by eliminating anti social elements permanently. These views were expressed by him when he was discussing three member delegation of Canadian High Commission at Central Police Office, today. Canadian delegation consisted of Wendy Glimour, Joanne Minns and Parham Faraid. Issues of mutual interest like efforts of Punjab Police in war against terrorism were also discussed whereas a consensus was accorded between two institutions to enhance information sharing in order to make operations against drug delaers and their network a more effective.
IGP Punjab apprised the delegation about safe city and other many modern projects and told that cameras of safe city have played and effective and significant role in tracing different cases of terrorism including blast of chairing cross and Data Darbar. IGP told that by the help of modern means of technology, Punjab Police is nearing to the elimination of terrorists, their facilitators and financial networks. Canadian delegation applauded the timely action of Punjab Police against terrorists, miscreants and anti social elements of the society. On this occasion, Canadian High Commissioner, Miss Wendy Gilmour was of the opinion that launching of monitoring and surveillance system in small cities is a good step and it will be helpful in controlling criminal activities. During the meeting, mutual information sharing and cooperation between Punjab Police and Canadian High commission was agreed upon whereas IG Punjab and Canadian high commissioner exchanged memorial souvenirs between each other.
(Handout No. 349)
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