IGP claims decrease in crime rate
From Our Correspondent
JHELUM: IGP Punjab Haji Habibur Rehman has said that the police are rendering invaluable services by protecting life and property of citizens, while a decrease has been witnessed in the crime rate.
He was addressing an open court at Government Boys College, Dina on Monday. He claimed that the crime rate had been reduced since he took the charge due to strict instructions to all the DPOs. The IGP admitted that ‘thana culture’ had yet to be changed, saying it would be changed soon with the help of honest police officers and responsible citizens. “We are to serve the public and protect them. Only sincere and dedicated police officers will stay in the police department, while others have to go,” he warned. The IGP listened to the public complaints and issued orders on the spot.
However, the people complained that the police officers had not make announcement about the open court. Moreover, the court was held about two kilometres away from the city. It was noticed that only a few complainants were genuine, while a majority of them were employees of security agencies and police ‘touts’. Earlier, Jhelum DPO Dar Ali Khattak welcomed the IGP who was also presented guard of honour. Later, he was taken to the venue of the open court.