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Punjab home secy discusses law enforcement with US official

The meeting served as a platform for fostering collaboration and exchange between Punjab and the United States

By Sher Ali Khalti
April 17, 2024
This image shows Punjab police personnel standing alert outside a jail. — AFP/File
This image shows Punjab police personnel standing alert outside a jail. — AFP/File

LAHORE: A significant meeting was convened between Punjab Home Secretary Noorul Amin Mengal and a delegation led by American Consul General Kristen K. Hawkins, shedding light on crucial aspects of law enforcement and social welfare.

During the session, Home Secretary Mengal provided insights into the performance of key agencies such as the Forensic Science Agency, PAFDA, and affiliated bodies. He also outlined measures aimed at improving conditions for prisoners in jails, as well as enhancing the probation and parole systems.

The Special Secretary of the Home Department, Fazaul Rehman, gave a detailed briefing on the registration procedures within the Punjab Charity Commission, showcasing the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in charitable activities.

The commendable work of the Child Protection Bureau, operating under the Punjab Home Department, received appreciation from Consul General Hawkins, who hailed it as the premier institution for assisting destitute children.

Discussions also revolved around enhancing cooperation with the Forensic Science Agency, particularly in the realms of crime scene investigation and the integration of modern technologies within PFDA.

Expressing contentment, Consul General Kristen K. Hawkins and her delegation expressed satisfaction with the prevailing law and order in Punjab, affirming the strides made in governance and security within the region.

The meeting served as a platform for fostering collaboration and exchange between Punjab and the United States, underscoring mutual efforts to bolster security, justice, and social services for the betterment of all residents.