LAHORE – Punjab Police Inspector General Habibur Rehman has directed the authorities to expedite the work on project of Model Police Stations (MPSs) being established across the province. The IGP also ordered that 51 MPSs to be completed at the earliest while computers, furniture, and other necessary equipment should be provided to the department.

The IGP stated this while presiding over a meeting held to review the progress on the project of Model Police Stations at Central Police Office Lahore on Wednesday.

The government plans to establish 100 MPSs all over the province.

The Punjab police chief also said that efforts are underway to establish all the Model Police Stations in the province on the pattern of Dhanewal Model Police Station located in Vehari district and all available resources are being utilized for this purpose.

The IGP reviewed in detail the progress on the Model Police Stations while a presentation was given to the police chief regarding the project. The IGP lauded the efforts of DPO Vehari for setting up model police station Dhanewal and said that the next meeting on the MPS project would be held in Vehari district.

Additional- IG (Welfare and Finance) Sarmad Saeed Khan, Additional- IG (I&V) Farooq Amin Qurashi, AIG (Logistics) Raja Riffat Mukhtar, AIG (Vigilance) Sajjad Hassan Khan Manj, DPO Vehari Ali Nasir Rizvi, and Consultant to Model Police Station Dr Usman were also present on this occasion.

Meanwhile, a high-level was held at the Central Police Office to finalise a strategy to ensure proper monitoring of the law and order situation in the Punjab province particularly in Lahore for the Chief Minister. Advisor to CM Jehanzaib Barki presided over the meeting. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman gave a detailed briefing about the strategy while MNA Pervaiz Malik, MPA Hafiz Nauman, Additional Secretary (Police) Home Department Asif Bilal Lodhi, Chairman PITB Umar Saif, Secretary Prosecution, Maroof Afzal were also present on this occasion besides other senior officers. 

During the meeting, various proposals were discussed to finalise a strategy to prepare a comprehensive briefing for Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and it was decided that the briefing should be held on fortnightly basis rather than weekly basis.

It was also emphasised that a coordination committee should be constituted while a focal person would be also appointed to maintain liaison among the public representatives, police, and prosecution department as well.

The matters related to expansion forensic lab for evidence collection at district or division level, comparative analysis of crime incidents of last six months, sensational murder, kidnapping for ransom, dacoity, robbery, robbery-cum-murder, street crimes, car snatching, motorcycle-theft, jewellery shops, and bank dacoities and data of online prosecution on the pattern of online FIRs were also discussed in detail.

The provincial police chief assured full cooperation to all the participants and said that these proposals would be implemented after getting approval of the Chief Minister Punjab.