Islamabad - Community and service-oriented policing is the only way to win public confidence and conciliatory committees would be made more effective to bridge gap between police and people.

This was stated by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Dr Sultan Azam Temuri while addressing the members of Neighbourhood Watch Committees, Conciliatory Committees and Human Rights Officers at National Library. DIG Operations Mir Vais Naiz, SSP Operations Najeeb-Ur-Rehman Bugvi, SP Industrial Area Liaqat Hayat Naizi, Sub-Divisional Police Officers, SHOs of police stations, were also present.

He said that community policing has three parts as interaction is made in the first phase and community members tell the issues during the second phase and solution of these problems are made collectively during the last stage.

In neighbourhood watch committees, he said students, doctors, housewives and notables would be also included.

He said Islamabad police are very much committed to serve the people and enhance liaison with community through inculcating various friendly measures to win public support. The IGP said that developed countries acknowledge the advantages of community policing and efforts would be made to ensure it here with the support of public.

He said that main purpose of such committees is to monitor the activities around them and inform police in case of any suspicious activity. He assured that name of those given important information will be kept secret and complete coordination will be made with such person.

The IGP said that police are utilising all available resources for protection to the lives and property of citizens and said that cooperation of community is key to ensure it.

He appealed the members of committees to give suggestions in handling various police related affairs. The IGP thanked all the committees’ members and hoped for enhanced coordination in future to combat anti-social elements.