LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while underscoring the need to evolve an effective system of inspection and monitoring in the police department, has asked all administrative and police officers to hold open courts for addressing public complaints, grievances and problems and he also sought monthly reports of the high police officials; visits to police stations and departments in their respective districts. He said resolution of peoples problems at their doorstep is top priority of the government and to materialise this objective he offered Chief Secretary and Inspector General of Police to use his helicopter and aeroplane for holding open courts in far-flung areas of the province. He said the crimes of kidnapping for ransom will not be tolerated and hundred percent elimination of these crimes should be ensured. The CM also directed that foolproof security arrangements should be made for holding by-elections in a transparent and peaceful atmosphere throughout the province so that the people could use their right of franchise peacefully. The CM was presiding over a high level meeting held to review law and order situation in the province at Chief Ministers Secretariat here Saturday. Chief Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Home Secretary and other concerned senior officers attended the meeting. The CM said the protection of life and property and maintenance of law and order is the responsibility of the government and all resources are being utilised in this respect. He said that nothing can be more important than provision of immediate justice to the people and resolution of their problems therefore, all police and administrative officers should hold open courts regularly. While appreciating the open courts of Inspector General of Police for resolution of peoples problems, he said besides holding open courts three times in a week in Lahore, the IG Police should also hold such open courts in other districts of the province. He said that police should leave no stone unturned for curbing the crimes and take effective steps for arresting the absconders involved in heinous crimes and traced their hideouts with the help of elite force. He said complete elimination of crimes of kidnapping for ransom should be ensured and if any such incident is happened in any district, concerned DPO will be held responsible. Taking strict notice of crimes of kidnapping for ransom in Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts, the chief minister directed Inspector General of Police to visit these districts. He said one thousand bullet-proof jackets have already been provided to the police and more one thousand jackets will also be given to it. He said immediate funds should be released for ammunition and the ammunition, which is available in the country should not be purchased from abroad. He said that resources have been provided to the police out of limited resources and now it is the responsibility of the police to enhance its efficiency by utilising these resources realistically. He said the police department should ensure proper utilisation of the vehicles and new vehicles should be purchased by selling old vehicles. He directed the chief secretary to review the funds and other necessities of the police and submit his report in this regard. He said solid steps should be taken for purging the police of corrupt elements and more DSPs involved in corruption should also be identified. He said the chief secretary should submit his report at the earliest about the implementation of directives with regard to installation of close circuit cameras in banks, jewellery and currency shops and deputing of guards of renowned security companies at these places. He said Punjab government had made effective security arrangements during by-elections held a few days ago and in future, best arrangements should also be made for ensuring transparent and peaceful by-elections. He said that all possible steps should be taken for maintaining religious harmony and brotherhood and effective action should be taken against the persons involved in hatred material and provocative speeches and no one should be allowed to take the law in his hand. Earlier, Inspector General of Police Tariq Saleem gave a detailed briefing about terrorism in the province, performances of the police and other matters.