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CM asks police to be more vigilant

By Bureau report
December 06, 2023

PESHAWAR: KP Chief Minister Syed Arshad Hussain Shah said on Tuesday police needed to be more vigilant and work in coordination to maintain law and order.

“The role of the police force in maintaining law and order and protecting the life and property of the citizens is praiseworthy. However, in view of the existing situation, the police force needs to work with more vigilance and coordination to achieve the desired results,” he said while presiding over a meeting to review law and order in the province, and discuss matters related to the strengthening of police force in merged districts.

KP Chief Minister Syed Arshad Hussain Shah presiding over a meeting to review law and order in the province on December 5, 2023, in this still. — Facebook/Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
KP Chief Minister Syed Arshad Hussain Shah presiding over a meeting to review law and order in the province on December 5, 2023, in this still. — Facebook/Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

According to a handout, Caretaker Ministers Dr. Aamir Abdullah, Mian Feroz Jamal Shah Kakakhel, Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, Inspector General of Police Akhtar Hayat Khan Gandapur, Additional Chief Secretary Home Muhammad Abid Majeed and other senior officials attended the meeting. Divisional commissioners and regional police officers participated in the meeting via video link.

The participants were briefed on the overall situation of law and order, challenges, measures for maintaining peace by the police force and future course of action for stringent security measures.

The chief minister said maintenance of law and order in the province was one of the priority areas of the caretaker government, adding all resources would be provided to the police force to achieve the end results.

Syed Arshad Hussain Shah said the KP government would fully equip the police force and morale of police jawans would be kept high at all costs.He directed the officials to come up with a plan for strengthening and capacity building of the police force in newly merged districts, adding the government would implement the plan in letter and spirit.

The chief minister directed the officials concerned to devise a mechanism for appreciating the police officials having outstanding performance.He added that efforts should also be made to improve the existing system of prosecution to ensure punishment to those involved in terrorism and other crimes of serious nature.