Islamabad - A sub-committee of national assembly standing committee on communication Friday asked the federal government to release funds for the construction of building of national highway and motorway police headquarters at the earliest.
The committee which met under the chairmanship of its convener MNA Eng Hamid- ul- Haq Khalil here assured the officials of motorway police that their demand for funds would be submitted to the standing committee concerned of the house.
Earlier, the officials told the sub-committee that the department was facing problems due to shortage of funds . They further said that the government has asked the department to allocate 50-60 vehicles for the economic corridor and added they were already facing shortage of funds . They further said that over 5,000 posts were lying vacant in the department. The committee, however, assured the officials that all their grievances would be addressed at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Muhammad Saleem Bhatti said that in case of accident on motorways and highways, motorway police are the first responder, therefore they should be professionally trained for first aid. He was addressing a ceremony of certificates distribution to the participants of the 4th First Aid Responder Course here at Motorway Police Lines Headquarter.
While addressing the officers, the inspector general emphasised upon the officers to put their utmost services for the commuters. He further reiterated that culture of favouritism should never be allowed in NH&MP and all violations should be checked with zero-tolerance.
He further said that motorway police should strive hard to discharge their duties with honesty and dedication to facilitate the road-users in distress.