ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday directed the attached departments of the ministry to improve their performance as per the policy guidelines.
He issued these directives while chairing a high-level meeting of officers of the Islamabad police, FIA and the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA).
The meeting discussed various issues relating to policy guidelines and other administrative measures for improving the performance of the attached departments.
The interior minister directed the Acting FIA director general (DG) to prepare a policy vision for the agency in a week in order to improve the performance of the department.
He stressed the need for achieving the targets by setting certain timeframes.
In addition to this, he also emphasised bringing swiftness in the process of investigation, especially regarding mega corruption cases.
In order to break from the past and make FIA a frontline agency and a powerhouse in fighting corruption, he ordered the officials concerned to prepare a list of officers having bad reputation and then removing them from the force.
The minister mentioned that there had been no political interference in the FIA since the inception of this government, and “now it is up to the FIA to perform up to the satisfaction of the people”.
He also directed the Acting DG to furnish a proposal regarding the pay package of the FIA staff and to address the shortage of staff.
Expressing his displeasure over the recent incident of entry of two foreign women in Pakistan through the Islamabad airport, the minister said that the immigration counters at the airports reflected an image of a country, and they would not be allowed anyone to tarnish the image of Pakistan.
He ordered the officials concerned to further strengthen the immigration cells working across the country.
In order to facilitate the passengers, he directed the officials concerned to further improve the performance of facilitation counters working at airports.
Reviewing the security situation in Islamabad, the minister ordered the Islamabad inspector general (IG) to strengthen the vigilance process at security checkpoints without making the residents suffer.
He said that the working hours of the officials deputed at security checkposts should be strictly confined to eight hours.
In order to facilitate the general public and ease the traffic on roads, he directed them to further improve the SOPs for the smooth flow of traffic, especially during the movement of VVIPs.
He also impressed on police officers to take extraordinary measures in order to improve the situation of law and order, as the country was passing through an extraordinary situation.
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