BAHAWALPUR - Maintenance of peace, provision of justice and elimination of crime are the prime responsibilities of the police. Therefore, the cops are duty bounden to discharge this noble duty without getting involved in any irregularity.

Newly-posted DPO Ashfaq Ahmad Khan stated while addressing his first formal meeting with the police officers here the other day. “Being officials of the law enforcement agency, the policemen should perform duty with honesty and dedication,” the DPO advised, adding that complainants should be treated politely at the police stations and provision of speedy justice to the justice seekers must be ensured.

“No corruption on the part of police officials will be tolerated and the negligent officials will be dealt with sternly,” the DPO warned. He also directed the police officers to ensure foolproof security at mosques, imambargahs, schools, airport and other installations where Chinese engineers are working. He also directed them to launch a vigorous crackdown on proclaimed offenders, adding that the cases lying pending in police stations should be resolved immediately.