LAHORE (APP): Paperless policing and computerization of all sections of the police department is the only way through which valuable time and money of people could be saved by providing them prompt and timely justice.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera said this while addressing a meeting at the Central Police Office here on Thursday to review progress of computerization and data entry process of HRMIS, service rules, legal branch, bio-matric system, police Website, police complaint center (PCC), finger prints and IT based initiatives.
Briefing about front desks, AIG Finance Hussain Habib Imtiaz told 1,234 IT officials had been selected through NTS under a transparent procedure. The selected officials were included 132 senior stations assistants and 1,102 police station assistant which will be appointed soon.
Mushtaq Sukhera was briefed that under HRMIS system the service rules of the force was also being computerized. He was told that among 187,766 sanctioned executive posts and 147,703 officers salary record had been entered into data system.
The meeting also reviewed in detail the preparation of software for legal branch for which AIG Legal Ahsan Younas told the IGP that disposal of matters by the courts, alerts regarding implementation of court directions with legal time frame, data entry of decisions finalized by the honorable courts, history of the pending cases, status of the various petition's Apps are being incorporated in this software.
AIG Complaints Syed Khurram Ali Shah told the IGP that during last eight months the PCC had received 16,286 complaints through various sources. He said 11,458 complaints had been redressed whereas 1,474 have been disposed of on being non-cognizable and 4,070 were proved false.
The bio-metric system was also discussed in the meeting and DIG Operations , Lahore, Dr. Haider Ashraf told the IGP about progress of the system in all six divisions of Lahore and claimed completion of 70 to 80 per cent attendance through it.
Addl IGP Operations/ Investigations Punjab Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz told the IGP that before Eid during last 5 days 1,245 combing operations were conducted in Punjab during which 27,658 people had been questioned. He told that 288 hardened POs were captured and 659 cases were registered.
Moreover, 1,369 people had been arrested and 305 weapons were recovered during combing operations.