Sep 272017
Security turns to insecurity: Opposition wants debate over police occupation of BHU

LAHORE: Opposition benches sought a debate over the hooliganism of police officials who were occupying the basic health unit of Lakhoki village where a picket had been established. Opposition leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed submitted an adjournment motion in the Punjab Assembly, claiming women patients, who approached the basic health unit, were suffering in their movement due to the presence of police officials. He said the police were meant to safeguard the lives and properties of citizens, but a section of the press claimed that these were the very officials who occupied a basic health unit. He said it was interesting that the police had the property vacated from land grabbers before taking it for themselves. He said in his adjournment motion that it was in Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif’s constituency where tall claims to eliminate “thana culture” were made. “However, the ground realities are completely different.” Rasheed sated the most of the rooms of the basic health unit were under the control of police officials, while no proper place was left for patients who approached these facilities. He alleged women were suffering a great deal due to the presence of police officials. He stated that the drug trade was also prevalent in the basic health unit and it was astonishing enough that a former PMA had also been occupied this unit for several years, but no action had been taken against him. He said residents had been complaining to the authorities concerned about the occupation of police officials, but [Read More…]

Sep 212017
125,000 police officials to provide foolproof security in Punjab during Muharram

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Capt (r) Arif Nawaz Khan has said that at least 125,000 officers and officials of Punjab Police would provide foolproof four-layered security cover to the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Mar 062017

SUKKUR: A dozen Punjab policemen, including three ASIs, were sent to prison by a district and sessions court on Monday on a 14-day judicial remand. The police officials were arrested on Sunday by the Sukkur police for picking up three men from Airport Road in Sukkur without informing the relevant police station. According to the police, all the officials of Punjab’s Kot Sabzal police station – ASIs Muhammad Irfan, Shakeel Ahmed and Kaleemullah and police constables Adnan, Abdul Hadi, Muhammad Kashif, Imran, Naseer Ahmed, Hafiz Abid Ali, Muhammad Saleem, Jameel and Zaheer – were produced in the district and sessions court, Sukkur. Five Punjab police officials arrested in Sukkur On Sunday, FIR No 07/2017 under Section 365 of the Pakistan Penal Code was lodged against them at the Airport police station in Sukkur. DSP Mehr Nasir and SHO Jam Aijaz of the Kot Sabzal police station have also been nominated in the FIR but have not been arrested as yet.  The incident The 12 police officials of the Kot Sabzal police station, district Rahim Yar Khan, conducted a raid on Airport Road in Sukkur and arrested three persons – Sharif Khoso, Farid Khoso and Abdullah Jatoi. The local police was informed of the incident and arrested the 12 men. They were locked up at the Airport police station and an FIR was lodged against them. The arrested police officials in their statements said that Rao Shakir, a builder from Sukkur, had lodged an FIR at the Kot Sabzal police station against [Read More…]

Nov 072016
Inspector General Police Punjab directs to take action against encroachments, unauthorized number plates, applied for vehicles

Lahore, November 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): Inspector General Police Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has directed to take action against encroachments, unauthorized number plates, applied for vehicles and motor cycles and to launch an operation against professional beggars roaming on roads and traffic signals, with collaboration of Excise, LDA, and City District Government departments. Along with use of force, support of public representatives and notables of the area should also be utilized in operation against encroachments, especially in areas of Shahdra, Thokar Niaz Baig and Kahna, he added. The IGP directed City Traffic Officer Lahore to utilize as much as required Punjab constabulary force but should leave no stone unturned to get rid of the encroachments and professional beggary. He proposed to set up a special squad dedicated to encroachment removal. The working mechanism of the squad should prevent the establishment of the encroachments and illegal stalls in markets, bazaars, crossroads and roads by starting action early in the morning, so that smooth flow of the traffic should be ensured. While directing DIG Traffic Headquarters, Punjab, DIG Operations, Lahore and City Traffic Officer, Lahore, IGP said the trend of bike riding without wearing a helmet should be discouraged throughout the Punjab. He also proposed to launch public awareness campaigns in this regard and to coordinate with motorcycle manufacturing companies to provide helmets to customers on discounted price or by including price of helmet with the price of bike, because usage of helmet can minimize the risk of life. Directing DIG Operations Lahore, [Read More…]

Oct 212016

LAHORE: The US has offered to provide all-out technical assistance to train police on modern lines and capacity-building of Punjab police. The offer came from US International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Assistant Secretary of State William R Brownfield during a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday. The official said he had visited over 90 police headquarters in the world but the standard of work at the Punjab police headquarters was the highest. “Improvement in the policing system with the help of information technology was highly laudable,” he added. He said he was happy to know that Punjab police had been given a new face with the help of information technology. Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2016. The post Capacity building: US offers training for Punjab police   appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Oct 102016

LAHORE: The recruitment process to fill in 344 riverine posts needs to be completed soon, said Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera. Around 300 constables and 44 drivers will be recruited on these riverine posts, he said while speaking at a meeting held at the CPO office on Monday. He also reviewed the progress on riverine posts, inter-provincial border check posts and Guzara Allowance ATM Cards. Additional IG Punjab Highway Patrol Amjad Javed Saleemi informed Sukhera that 49 riverine posts were fully operational while remaining posts were to be operational within a week. All the check posts have been provided with optical fibre cable with 10MB internet connection, he said, adding that these check posts would be monitored in all districts. A dashboard has also been set up at the CPO office for centralised monitoring. “We have issued letters to DPOs to take all necessary measures for better functioning of the check posts,” he said. Talking about Guzara Allowance ATM Cards for widows of policemen, Additional IG Welfare and Finance Sohail Khan informed Sukhera that 3,000 cards had been issued throughout the province. “Almost 85% of these cards are now activated while the remaining cards will be activated soon,” he said. Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2016. The post Riverine posts: IGP orders finalising recruitment appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Oct 042016

DG KHAN: A woman was shot dead by her brother and nephew for refusing to surrender her property in Basti Dasti Wali on Tuesday. Police said Ayesha Mai’s husband passed away a few years ago. She started living with her brother Bashir Ahmed, who asked her to transfer her property onto his name. When she refused, he kicked her out of the house. On Monday night, Ahmed shot her dead. Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2016. The post Driven By Greed: Woman killed over property  appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

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