LAHORE – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habibur Rehman on Saturday said that the crime had decreased by 30 per cent in the province while the police was successfully fighting the menace of terrorism as well.

According to police spokesperson, the IGP stated this while addressing a prize distribution ceremony held at the Central Police Office (CPO) Lahore to reward the Multan police for their outstanding performance.

The IGP said that due to the untiring efforts of the police officers the crimes rate had been decreased by 30 per cent while jewelry shops and bank robberies were controlled across the Punjab province.

The provincial police chief said that the lists of Top-10 and Top-20 criminals were prepared while the Punjab police was hunting 8000 to 10,000 proclaimed offenders.

The IGP further said that the progress and economic development of any country depends upon its security and law and order situation.

The economy always flourishes in peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, the police was implementing the policy of ‘zero crime’ in the province.

The IGP said that the police had solved all terrorism cases reported this year so far in the province including the terror incidents of Babu Sabu interchange, and Rasool Park in Lahore, and Multan and Gujrat districts by arresting the accused involved in the terror attacks.

 The IGP said that RPO Multan, Aamir Zulifqar was an asset of the Punjab police since the police force under his command had arrested and eliminated a number of hardened criminals.

RPO Multan, Aamir Zulifqar, SSP (Operations) Gohar Nafees, SP Mansoor Rana and SP CIA Multan, Maqbool Ahmed were also present on this occasion.

The IGP awarded cash prizes of Rs 795,000 among 28 police officers/officials of Multan region for smashing terrorists’ networks.

According to an official handout, RPO Multan, Aamir Zulifqar was given commendatory certificate and Rs 200,000 cash prize, Rs 100,000 was awarded to SSP (Operations) Gohar Nafees, SP Cantonment Multan Mansoor Rana and SP CIA Maqbool Ahmed were given Rs 75,000 each. Similarly, the IGP also awarded commendatory certificates and cash prizes of Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 to five Inspectors, six Sub Inspectors, two ASIs, two Head Constables and nine Constables respectively. Two women Sub Inspectors including Shabina Saif and Nazima Mushtaq were also among those rewarded.

Shia Ulemas call upon IGP – a 13-member delegation of Shia Ulemas called on the IGP and discussed issued related to Muharram and security. Allama Waqar Naqvi, Allama Abdul Khaliq Asadi, Syed Khurram Naqvi, Syed Asad Abbas Naqvi, Syed Saadat Abbas Naqvi, Syed Husnain Zaidi and Syed Farhan were the members of the delegation besides others.

The IGP appealed to the religious leaders to extend their full cooperation to the police in order to maintain law and order and peace during the holy month of Muharramul Haram. The provincial police chief also assured the delegation that the police would not leave any stone unturned to ensure foolproof security.