PESHAWAR - Inspector General of Police, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Muhammad Akbar Khan Hoti has directed the police high-ups to keep law and order well under control and further improve the standards of investigation by making all the cases successful in courts.

He was presiding over a high level meeting on law and order situation at CPO Peshawar office on Thursday. The meeting was convened to work out a strategy for the implementation of the provincial cabinet decisions relating to the police force. The meeting also reviewed the overall policing in the province and certain directives were issued to the participants for bringing more improvement in it and ensuring much needed security to the general public.

They were especially directed for further improving the standard of investigation and making best use of their skills and experience by making successful their cases in the courts and ensuring punishment to criminals. The participants were further directed to perform duties in close coordination with other law enforcing personnel by sharing intelligence, putting effective halt to the kidnapping for ransom and bringing street crime under control.

In the meeting, police force welfare activities also came under discussion and the participants were issued directives for keeping special care of the welfare of heirs of martyrs and fulfilling the professional requirements of the force in an effective manner. The participants were also directed to take stern action against those taking law into its hands and provide foolproof security to the life, honour and property of the general public. The meeting also reviewed the traffic problems and the participants were directed to adopt more effective steps and keep the traffic flowing smooth all the time.

Meanwhile, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) distributed a grant of Rs 2.4 million, under the UNDP-funded the “Early Recovery and Restoration of Flood Affected Communities” project among flood-hit small enterprises in district Nowshera.

The grant has extended to more than 80 small enterprises whose businesses were badly affected in flash floods in the province. In this connection, a grant distribution ceremony held here in union council Kabul River of district Nowshera.

The Smeda, National Project Manager, Sultan Mehmood distributed cheques of Rs 30,000 among each flood affected small enterprises and vendors of the area.

Javed Iqbal Khattak, the Provincial Chief Smeda, Noor Zeba, provincial coordinator, UNDP-program, Qadar Khan, elder and former UC Nazim, members village advisory council and a large number of people were present on the occasion. Smeda, provincial chief, Javed Iqbal stressed upon the entrepreneurs to ensure efficient utilization of the grant to revive their flood hit businesses and economic stability in the area. He added that the project aims to maximum extend facilitation for improvement of small business and enterprises, adding that they are playing pivotal role in this regard.

Project Manager, Sultan Mehmood while speaking as chief guest at the ceremony expressed hope that grant would helpful to revive the flood affected businesses, and will helpful to bring economic stability in the region. He asked the grantees to use grant in a very efficient way to early recover their businesses, and suggested that different committees on agriculture, livestock and skilled development.