LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said result-oriented strategy should be adopted for overcoming dacoities, robbery and other incidents of crime.
He was presiding over a high-level meeting at his office here in which law and order situation as well as steps regarding curbing the crimes in the province were reviewed in detail.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said practical steps should be taken for curbing the crime instead of any lip-service.
While issuing directions to launch a vigorous province-wise campaign for arresting the proclaimed offenders involved in heinous crimes, he said a weekly report should be submitted to him in that regard.
The meeting decided that immediate steps should be taken to timely dispose of the pending cases.
The CM made it clear that police officers concerned would be held accountable in case of increase in crime-rate, adding that officers showing negligence in protecting the life and property of the citizens will have to be answerable.
Without going into the jugglery of figures, practical steps should be taken to eradicate crime in the society and meetings regarding law and order situation should be regularly held to review the field situation.
“I shall also regularly monitor the law and order situation as eradication of crime and protection of life and property of the people are the most important for the government”, he added.
The Chief Minister said that police should perform its duties without succumbing to any political pressure. The best performing officers will be encouraged.
The supremacy of merit should be ensured and no unlawful pressure or interference should be tolerated, he added.
The police should leave no stone unturned to serve the masses and “I shall provide fullest support to the police force,” he said, adding that morale of the police force would be boosted and it would be given organizational confidence as well.
He asked the police officers to hold open-courts in every division and district of the province to solve the problems of the complainants at their door-steps.
The police should treat the people coming for the solution of their problems gently, he said.
He directed that refresher courses be conducted to train the police on modern lines and police force should also observe politeness week.
He said that police should shun its archaic methods and case investigations should be conducted in a scientific manner.
“I shall hold meeting about law and order after every 15 days”, he said and also sought a report about the law and order situation in districts from the police officials.
AIG (Home), acting IG police, principal secretary to CM and high officials attended the meeting.