LAHORE Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed his dissatisfaction over the performance of the Punjab police while chairng a meeting here on Tuesday to review the law and order situation in the province. I am not interested in statistics but will be satisfied with the efficiency of the police force if the public also expressed their satisfaction, the chief minister told senior police officers attending the meeting. Shahbaz said his government was promoting good governance and merit in the province, adding that the police had been purged of political interference. After creation of a very conducive environment, it is now the responsibility of police to show results, he said, adding that honest police officers were posted in the province but the expected change at the lower level had not been witnessed. He told the meeting that not only the salaries of police were raised substantially, the force has also been equipped with modern tools, so they should now perform efficiently. He warned that there should not be any hurdle in the provision of justice to the aggrieved at police stations and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard. He reminded senior police cops attending the meeting that elimination of crime and protection of life and property of citizens was the duty of police and it should spare no effort to fulfill this obligation. MNAs Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Afzal Khokhar, Bilal Yasin, Malik Riaz, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, MPAs Kh. Salman Rafiq, Mian Nauman, Dr. Saeed Elahi, Inspector General of Police, the Home Secretary, the Commissioner, the Capital City Police Officer and concerned officers were present. Shahbaz expressed his desire to make provincial metropolis a role model with regard to elimination of Thana culture and corruption with strict accountability and monitoring in place. Later this model should be replicated in all districts of the province, he further stated. He directed that meetings should be held twice a month on regular basis in all districts for reviewing and improving law and order and elected representatives should also attend these meetings. He said that besides transformation of Thana culture, police stations should also be made the hub of redressing the grievances of the poor and the common man. He said that police should serve as a symbol of terror for the hooligans and anti-social elements. He directed that short and long term planning should be made for improving performance of Police in the provincial metropolis and measures should be taken for community policing, evolving a comprehensive system of monitoring and ridding police force of black sheep. He said that police stations are of fundamental importance in the provision of justice to the common man and Thana culture can only be changed if DSPs and SHOs perform their responsibilities with commitment and dedication. He said that if the police at the lower level perform its duties properly, most of the problems of the people would be resolved and it is possible only if senior police officers evolve a comprehensive system of monitoring at every level. The Chief Minister further said thae programme of recruitment of Inspectors and DSPs through Public Service Commission should be given the final shape as soon as possible. He said that demands of justice should be upheld in the investigation of cases and honest and professional officers and staff should be posted in investigation wing.