Tug of war: Tension intensifies in Central, Punjab over transfer of CCPO The tussle between the Center and the provincial government has intensified over the transfer of Lahore Central City Police Officer (CCPO) as the Chief Minister of Punjab. Chaudhary Parvez Elahi It made it clear that no officer of Punjab can be removed illegally without the consent of the provincial government.
Elahi said this while addressing a police conference at the Durbar Hall of the Civil Secretariat on Wednesday, a day after Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mahmood Dogar was asked by the federal government to step down from his charge.
Sources said the PML-N government was upset over the registration of a case against its MNA Javed Latif, for which the CCPO was held responsible. However, the CM has asked the CCPO to continue the work.
The Chief Minister said, “The Punjab government can stop the officers constitutionally and legally keeping in mind the public interest.
“We will increase the residential facilities for the officers at the Government Officials Residence (GOR). The size of the dwellings in the GOR will be cut down and apartments will be built as the GOR has as many as eight kanal houses. We will set up 150 police patrol posts and special pay packages will be given to special police forces in rural areas.
He said that bunkers would be built in rural areas and the government would provide bulletproof vehicles, bulletproof jackets and special trackers in police vehicles.
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Further, CM Elahi revealed that police officers having law degree would be made investigating officers as the police losing the case due to weak investigation leads to embarrassment. He said that the government is providing new vehicles to the police. He said that three copies of the FIR should be sent to the concerned CM Monitoring Cell, DIG and SSP for monitoring.
The Chief Minister further said that the government is contemplating to set up a force consisting of retired army commandos for rural areas and its objective is to provide assistance and relief to the policemen.
Elahi said that the common man should be given speedy justice in the police stations and added that it is the duty of the police to redress the grievances of every applicant without any discrimination. He stressed that when the attitude of the common man towards the police changes, only then the police culture will change. He said that the investigation process should be reformed and made effective so that criminals do not escape punishment.
Elahi also paid tribute to the police officers and other officials for maintaining law and order during Muharram. He said that he personally supervised the law and order situation at Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). He appreciated Rahim Yar Khan and the DPO of Rajanpur for taking action against the criminals.
Meanwhile, Punjab Home Minister Hashim Dogar said that the proposal to provide houses to police officers and staff members under soft conditions would be reviewed.
Inspector General of Police Faisal Shahkar appreciated the Chief Minister for resolving the problems of the policemen. He assured that the police will leave no stone unturned to protect the life and property of the people.
Additional IGP South Punjab said: “We will come to the trust of the CM.”
Former federal minister Moonis Elahi also attended the conference. Chief Secretary Abdullah Sumbal, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Inspector General of Police Faisal Shahkar, Additional Chief Secretary Home Asadullah Khan, Additional IGP, DIG, RPO and CCPO Lahore participated in the conference, while all CCPOs and DPOs of Punjab participated in it. took. video link. Police officers put forward their proposals to improve the law and order situation in the state.