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March 22, 2019

271 arrested in crackdown

Lahore

March 22, 2019

LAHORE : The City Division police, in a crackdown, claimed to have arrested 271 criminals and seized arms and drugs.

During the crackdown launched on the directions of City Division SP Syed Ghazanfar Ali, police seized 26 pistols, three Kalashnikovs, one gun, 131 bullets, more than 10kg charas and 265 litre liquor.

Police busted five dacoit and thief gangs by arrested their 11 members. Five bikes, 11 mobiles phones and weapons were recovered from them.

Moreover, 18 proclaimed offenders of A&B categories and 13 court absconders were also arrested. Police seized Rs 135,000 during an action against gamblers.

As many as 111 persons were arrested for violating the laws regarding kite flying, wheelie, rent and loudspeaker use.

complaints: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Amjad Javed Saleemi has directed all the SPs Complaints across province to resolve all the complaints within one week.

To ensure timely provision of justice to public and reduce the burden of unnecessary litigation, IG Amjad Javed Saleemi has appointed the district complaint officers across Punjab. They are solving the matters of public and saving their precious time and money. The appointment of the destrict complaints officers under CrPc 22-A/22-B will be helpful in preventing registration of false FIRs.

The cases will be registered only on the basis of strong evidences and a proper inquiry. It will reduce the number of false FIRs against innocent citizens and will also decrease incidents of abuse of power or highhandedness at the police station level.

It is worth mentioning here that Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan had constituted a police reforms committee in 2018 which submitted its recommendations in a high-level judiciary meeting regarding police reforms last month. It was revealed that there were lots of complaints of power abuse and negligence by police. To tackle this situation and ensure registration of cases, it was decided to appoint DSP/SP rank officers with high integrity in all districts of Punjab so that they might resolve the issues of public on merit.

It will not only save precious time of courts but also provide cheap and timely justice to the public.

NH&MP: Punjab police have sent 141 sub-inspectors and ASIs to National Highways and Motorway police on deputation.

A notification has been issued in this regard. The Motorway Police IG Motorway had demanded the force to overcome the shortage of strength. Initially, they have been sent on deputation for three years.

OPC: Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab Vice-Chairperson Chaudhry Waseem Akhtar has said that his doors are opened to the overseas Pakistanis as they are the backbone of the economy of the country.

The positive role of overseas Pakistanis in the development and other mega projects in the Gulf States needs no introduction, the OPC vice-chairperson said during his meeting with a delegation of overseas Pakistani investors from Kuwait in his office on Thursday, according to a handout issued here.

He also suggested formation of advisory committees for the Pakistani expatriates in the Gulf countries for timely solution to problems.

The delegates lauded the efforts made by OPC vice-chairperson Waseem Akhtar and Commissioner Usman Anwar for solution to the problems of expatriate Pakistanis.

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