LAHORE - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani Thursday ordered for an operation across province for retrieving the state lands from land-grabbers.

He issued these instructions in a letter addressed to all Regional Police Officers (RPOs), City Police Officers (CPOs) and District Police Officers (DPOs) of the province including Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore.

The IGP said that during the operation, joint efforts should be made with the civil administration and the prosecution department to ensure concrete steps under a comprehensive strategy so that there is no gap left in elimination of the occupation mafia, its supporting elements and facilitators. 

He said that all police officers should maintain close liaison with the district administration and the departments concerned during the crackdown whereas mafia involved in illegal occupations should be identified and operation should be carried out with full readiness to deal with the threats. 

The letter directed the officers to ensure the presence of revenue authorities during the operations should be mandatory to get clear the government lands from the mafia.

delegation calls on igp

A delegation from  the Civil Services Academy (CSA) Alumni Lahore called on IG Punjab Inam Ghani at the Central Police Office here on Thursday. 

Javed Nisar Syed, Patron-in-Chief CSA Alumni and Medi Bank Trust, Rao Tehseen, former patron-in-chief, Hamdan Nazir, General Secretary and Qaratul Ain Haider, Secretary Coordination, were in the delegation. 

The delegation invited the IG Punjab to participate in the next meeting of the executive body.  During the meeting, matters of welfare of officers, connectivity, programmes along  with other issues were discussed. 

Additional IG Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DIG Training Dr Suleiman Sultan Rana and others were also present. 

Later, the souvenirs were also exchanged between  the IG Punjab and the CSA Alumni delegation.