Islamabad - Tahir Alam Khan, the inspector general of Islamabad police, Saturday urged the media to go hand in hand with Islamabad police in its campaign against all types of crimes, especially the menace of terrorism.

Addressing at a luncheon reception hosted in honour of media persons at the headquarters of Islamabad police, he said that the media could play a very important role in the efforts to eliminate crimes from the society as well as root out terrorism and extremism from the country.  He acknowledged the role and support of media during the tragic incidents occurred in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

The IGP suggested the media not to glorify terrorists and their activities instead educate and guide the general public while reporting terror incidents. Tahir Alam said that the country was passing through a critical phase of its history and the nation was fighting a war against terrorism. Therefore, both police and media should understand their responsibilities and extend support to each other to completely eliminate crimes from the society.

He said that police would welcome any criticism on its performance but media should also take version of police while reporting incidents of crimes in the federal capital.

The IGP announced that Assistant Inspector General Police Operation, Islamabad, Sultan Azam Temuri (PSP), would perform as a liaison officer between media and police and would be available to respond to queries of media persons.

Tahir Alam said that now media should feel free to contact a responsible officer for any query regarding any incident in ICT jurisdiction. A large number of journalists belonging to print and electronic media besides different ranks of police officials attended the reception.

Police band and police musical group enthralled the audience with their famous melodies.