ISLAMABAD The city police on Friday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sustainable Development Policy Initiative (SDPI) to improve the situation at lock-ups and resolve the grievances of prisoners, a police spokesman said. He said that on the behalf of Islamabad Police DIG (Headquarters) Kamaluddin Tipu signed MoU while Executive Director SDPI Dr Zubair signed it on behalf of SDPI. Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Syed Kaleem Imam, DIG Security Dr Mujeeb ur Rehman, SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan and SSP Headquarters Zubair Ahmed Hashmi were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, IGP Syed Kalem Imam said that emphasis of this MoU would be primarily on human rights issues and policemen would have to conduct refresher courses for their capacity building. He said situation at lock-ups would be improved through providing blankets in winter and fans in summer while tiles would be placed at prisons for giving the accused proper place to stay during their detention period. The IGP said special research would be conducted to know as why a prisoner committed crime and how can he be refrained in future from committing the offence. Police officials would continue review the development on this understanding. The IGP hoped that police force of other areas would emulate such practice for ensuring human rights to all. Executive Director Dr Abid said that it is very positive gesture of Islamabad police, as it had stepped towards openness offering to review the situation in lock-ups and make joint effort for improvement there. He said Islamabad police have given the concept of community policing and SDPI will mobilise all its resources for further improving their image.