Inspector General of Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has urged the officers and Jawans of police to protect the helpless people through commitment and dedication by decimating the evils and criminal elements as modern era warrants new approaches of policing by upholding supremacy of constitution and law.
He made these remarks while addressing a farewell Darbar at Police Lines Bahawalpur here this afternoon. “Modern Policing derives its legitimacy through public confidence and trust through not only upholding the law of the land but by serving the common people”, IG noted. He said Punjab Police had been provided with state of the art IT facilities through a comprehensive process of digitalization which had not only enhanced the capacity building but had also modernized the operational system of Police. “As many as 712police stations have been linked through computerised system and the whole data of 36 districts of the province has been digitalized which would sharpen the operational process to wipe out the incidents of criminality in the society”, IG Punjab maintained.
The IG said development budget of Punjab Police had been enhanced to the tune of Rs 2.5 billion which would ensure to modernising of the police stations in 36 districts of Punjab. “Through digitalization the investigation process would enable the police officials to streamline the policing to track down the criminals and ensure speedy justice to accelerate the pace of disposing of the criminal cases.” IGP said. He said that police have rendered glorious and splendid services by embracing martyrdom. Our police martyrs are the real heroes of the nation who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, therefore, it is our collective responsibility to look after the families of the martyrs. ”Government has approved a special Martyrs Package which includes a compensation amount of Rs 23.5 million to be provided to the heirs of the martyred constables and head constables. This package includes monetary compensation of Rs 10 million and Rs 13.5 million either in the shape of a 5 Marla house or cash.” He further said that comprehensive measures have been undertaken for the welfare of 126000 constables serving in the police. He said that the monthly compensation amount for the widow of the martyrs has been increased up to Rs 6000 monthly and stipend has been fixed at Rs 1000 per child. The system of extending economic relief has been linked through IT system and ATM cards have been provided to the widows of the martyrs. He said that this monetary compensation practically demonstrates the commitment and dedication of Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to extend tangible, solid and effective economic relief to the heirs of the martyrs.
Earlier, Regional Police Officer Bahawalpur paid rich tribute to a long, illustrious and shining 35 years career of IG. He highlighted various initiatives undertaken during a 3-years long tenure of IGP who transformed Punjab Police as a modern and efficient force. DPO Bahawalpur, DPO Rahim Yar Khan and DPO Bahawalnagar applauded the services of Inspector General of Police At Darbar. Later souvenirs were presented to the IGP by RPO and DPOs. IG laid floral wreath at the monument of martyrs.
He offered Fateha for the departed soul and prayed to the Al-mighty to rest their souls in eternal peace. At his arrival at the Police Lines, IGP was offered Guard of Honor. A smartly turned out contingent of Police presented salute to the Inspector General Police.