LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera on Monday urged the newly-promoted deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) to help restore the grace of uniform. The provincial police chief also asked the DSPs to defuse the impression that they are corrupt and incapable by discharging their new responsibilities honestly, devotedly, and professionally.

The IGP stated this while addressing the recently-promoted DSP rank officers at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Monday. Punjab Additional-IGP Establishment, Naseem-uz-Zaman, DIG Establishment -I, Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DIG (Headquarters) Farooq Mazhar, and AIG (Discipline) Dr Inam Waheed were also present on this occasion besides other police officers.

Sukhera said that the promotion cases of 64 inspectors out of total 145 to the rank of DSP were decided on 100 per cent merit by observing and evaluating their performance. The IGP also claimed that no favour or pressure was accepted while issuing the posting orders of these officers.

Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera also directed the officers that they should regularly monitor the working of police stations in their respective circles. They should also discourage the lodging of fake FIRs and arrest of innocent persons particularly in cases of murder where the arrests must be made on solid proofs and evidences.

He stressed upon the officers that they should not protect the corrupt and inefficient subordinates. Instead, they should also encourage the professional and dedicated subordinates. He also directed the officers that they should not accept any pressure in the course of justice.

Meanwhile, The IGP ordered the DSPs to ensure foolproof security arrangements since the last Ashra (10 days) of Ramzan is approaching fast. The field officers should prepare themselves to ensure fool proof security measures in mosques especially Imambargahs, churches and other worship places of minorities.