LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while presiding over a high-level meeting has said that protection of life and property of the people is the foremost responsibility of the state.
The meeting reviewed overall law and order situation in the province. Provincial ministers Rana Sanaullah, Shuja Khanzada, chief secretary, Inspector General of Police, Home secretary and other senior officials attended the meeting. The chief minister also gave approval to recruitment on 2000 new posts for Special Protection Unit during the next financial year.
Shahbaz said that every possible step should be taken for further improving law and order situation in the province. He directed the police to spare no effort for protecting the life and property of the people. He said that a vigilant eye should be kept on anti-social elements and strict monitoring of entry and exit points of the province should be carried out.
Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz said that police should perform its duties diligently for the protection of life and property of the citizen and maintenance of law and order. He said that modern technology should be benefited for further improving law and order situation and checking crimes. He said that intelligence sharing system should be made effective and modern training programme for the police should be forwarded speedily.
The chief minister said that Minister Shuja Khanzada should personally monitor the standard of training of the officials to be recruited in Special Protection Unit and submit a report in this regard. He disclosed that a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre is being set up at a cost of five billion rupees in the provincial metropolis which will help eradicate crime.
The latest equipments would be installed in the Command and Control Centre and monitoring of the city will be carried out through modern CCTV cameras. Shahbaz directed that the project of the centre should be implemented in a professional manner and completed within stipulated timeframe. He said that the centre project was of great importance for controlling crimes through which not only performance of the police but its attitude towards people will also be monitored through digital monitoring.