LAHORE – Inspector General of Police Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman has said that the nation will never forget those martyred Jawans, who laid down their lives while protecting the lives and property of the countrymen against terrorists and criminals.
He said that the policemen who sacrificed their lives to safeguard the country and foiled nefarious designs of the anti-state elements would be alive eternally and the nation would remember their sacrifices forever.
The provincial police chief was addressing “Police Martyred Day” held in connection with March 23 at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh on Friday. At least 243 families of martyred policemen attended the annual gathering to pay rich tributes to those policemen who had laid down their lives in the line of duty. The IGP distributed Rs 1.7 million among 243 families of the policemen who were martyred during the last five years in different parts of the province. Gifts and packets of sweets were also given to each family.
Capital City Police Officer Ahmed Raza Tahir, DIG (Operations) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and DIG (Investigations) Ali Amir Malik were also present on this occasion besides other officers.
Habib-ur-Rehman further said that the police are ready to fight against terrorism and criminals at a time when the country is facing multiple challenges. “I also wish to be a martyred. I always pray for martyrdom.
We are all ready to sacrifice our lives for our country,” the IGP said. He said that various proposals are under consideration for the welfare of the families of the martyred. He said according to the new policy, at least two children of each martyred cop would be inducted in the police department.
He said that state-of-the-art facilities are being provided to the policemen at Police Lines so that they could perform their duties efficiently. He said that the police are being equipped with latest technology to fight crime in the society.
The police chief further said that biometric attendance system has been installed at the Police Lines while new auditorium, library, cultural and literary society and conference hall are also being established to facilitate under-training policemen. He said that a state-of-the-art hospital is also being constructed to provide best medical treatment facilities to the policemen and their families. He also said that the police culture could be reformed through better policy, transparency, provision of justice, and accountability.
He further said that each policeman would be given commando training while special training courses would also be introduced in the province to improve their professional skills.
 He also strictly directed them to behave politely to people at police station level and help them get justice. He also claimed that the menace of corruption would be wiped out of all departments constructive steps are being taken in this regard.
Meanwhile, the IGP inaugurated motor transport workshop, water filtration plant, and auditorium hall at the police lines. He also inspected the passing-out parade of Quick Response Force who completed special training.