LAHORE - Under an aggressive strategy, massive crackdown against top 20 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) of each district of the province is underway and police department secured major achievements in this regard in the recent past.

Punjab Police Inspector General Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman expressed these views while addressing a Police Darbar at Police Lines, Okara on Thursday.

DPO Okara, all police officers of the district and media persons were present on this occasion. The IGP said that people would be provided relief and security only by nabbing the network of hardened criminals. He said that there was unrest among the citizens due to criminal activities and heinous crimes but the prime responsibility of the police officers is to fight against the hardened criminals.

The PPO further said that he believed in aggressive policing and expected the same from all officers. He said that the role of police department should be horrible for the criminals so that they leave the province because of their terror.

Habib-ur-Rehman further said that the morale of honest police officers had been boosted by discouraging corrupt and delinquent officers as he had started “Operation Cleanup” from the department throughout the province.

He warned that any policeman and influential, who try to become barricade in the way of rightful, would be punished without any discrimination.