Lahore: Crime has decreased by 30 pc, claims IGP
LAHORE: The crime rate has decreased by 30 per cent while jewellery shop and bank robberies have been controlled across Punjab. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab, Muhammad Habib ur Rehman said this while addressing a prize-distribution ceremony held at the Central Police Office, Lahore, to reward Multan police for their outstanding performance. Multan RPO Aamir Zulifqar, SSP (Operations) Gohar Nafees, SP Mansoor Rana and Multan CIA SP Maqbool Ahmed were also present. He said police had also solved all the four terrorism cases reported this year so far in the province by arresting the accused involved in the attacks.
The terror incidents had occurred at Babu Sabu interchange and Rasool Park in Lahore and Multan and Gujrat districts. He said the lists of Top-10 and Top-20 criminals were prepared while the Punjab police were hunting for 8,000 to 10,000 proclaimed offenders (POs). The IGP awarded cash prizes of Rs 795,000 among 28 police officers of Multan region for smashing a terrorists’ network.
Multan RPO Aamir Zulifqar was given commendatory certificate and Rs 200,000 cash prize. Rs 100,000 were awarded to SSP (Operations) Gohar Nafees while Multan Cantonment SP Mansoor Rana and CIA SP Maqbool Ahmed were given Rs 75,000 each.
Similarly, the IGP also awarded commendatory certificates and cash prizes of Rs 25,000 each to five inspectors, Rs 15,000 each to six sub–inspectors, Rs 10,000 each to two ASIs, two head constables and nine constables.
Two women police sub inspectors, Shabina Saif and Nazima Mushtaq, were also among those rewarded. Meanwhile, a 13-member delegation of Shia ulema called on the IGP and discussed with him the issues related to Muharram security plan.
The IGP appealed to the religious leaders to extend their cooperation to the police to maintain law and order during the holy month of Muharram. The provincial police chief also assured the delegation that the police would not leave any stone unturned for ensuring foolproof security.