RAWALPINDI - Addl IGP and Regional Police Officer, Capt (Retd) Muhammad Zubair, has called for community policing to curb the rising crime rate in the region.

“In the developed countries, the law enforcers overwhelmed criminal elements. Therefore, we should also pay attention towards community policing to control surging crime rate” he added.

RPO expressed these views at a crime meeting held at his office on Friday with City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher, SSP (Operations) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, SSP RIB Dr Muhammad Azam, SP CIA Haseeb Shah, SP Rawal Division Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, SP Potohar Division Haroon Joya and SP Saddar Circle Waheed ur Rehman Khattak in attendance.

During the meeting, the overall law and order situation of the region reviewed.

Capt (retd) Muhammad Zubair urged the police high command to take community policing seriously besides developing best relations with public so that the people not feel hesitation in unveiling the anti-social elements. “The cooperation of Print and Electronic media in this regard will also be helpful” he added.

He ordered the police officers to enhance patrolling in their areas concerned to avoid the increasing incidents of street crime, vehicle snatching and house robberies. All the SDPOs should also patrol in their areas besides keeping a proper check and balance on their subordinates.

Police should place Nakkas at all the entry and exit points of the city with a proper mechanism of checking of vehicles, Addl IG said adding that all the Station House Officers (SHOs) should also deal the complainants with patience and in good way.

Zubair directed all the SPs to hold open courts in the police stations lying under their jurisdictions to redress the public grievances.

meanwhile, A high-level meeting at the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) office decided to enhance mutual cooperation among different Law Enforcement Agencies to give a strong message to drug mafia.

The meeting under the chairmanship of DirectorGenral Anti Narcotics Force was attended by high officials from all law enforcement agencies (LEAs) who presented reports of their performance on narcotics control. 

Matters related to alternative livelihood programmes for poppy prone areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, destruction of drug dens, establishment of treatment centres for addicts in government hospitals and jails and few other matters of mutual interests were discussed in detail.

At the end it was emphasised by Chairman IATF that all agencies concerned take meaningful and tangible measures to fulfill the objectives of IATF forum and to eradicate this menace from the country.