LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that huge resources have been allocated for the police and they need to give result according to the expectations of the people.

Talking to the complainants belonging to various districts at Model Town on Tuesday, the chief minister warned the police officers of strict action if they deliberately involved the poor persons in criminal cases.

The chief minister asked the police to spare no effort in providing help and succor to the oppressed as nothing was nobler than providing justice and help to the oppressed. Police must keep investigations of the cases on merit so that the criminals could be taken to task, the CM added.

“During the investigations demands of justice should be fulfilled. He said justice creates a society on peace and tranquility while injustice anarchy and chaos. And if justice is upheld, peace will prevail in the society,” he held.

Shahbaz said all out resources had been provided to the police, therefore, their performance should be in accordance with the expectations of the people. He warned that no negligence would be tolerated in helping the oppressed.

The chief minister said the police officers and officials showing outstanding performance were pride for us. He directed that the process of verification of evidence of serious crimes should be conducted immediately through forensic lab. He said action should be taken against the accused as per law.

He said those police officials who involved a poor man in any case deserve no leniency and strict action should be taken against them. He said justice should be seen to be done. He directed the police officials to play their active role for eliminating crimes in their respective areas.

The chief minister said the complaints of the poor should be addressed in their areas so that they should not come to him for getting justice.

The CM issued orders for apprehending the police employees involved in 92 kg heroin case at the Police Station Raiwind within seven days. He also directed to take strict action against the inspector who involved a poor citizen in a false case of drugs at the Lower Mall Police Station.  MNA Pervaiz Malik, Punjab Advocate General Ashtar Ali Ausaf and secretaries home, prosecution, IGP, anti-corruption DG and concerned police officials were also present on the occasion.

Quarter Master General Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani met with Shahbaz Sharif and discussed in detail the pace of implementation of ongoing development schemes especially those being executed in collaboration with the NLC.

Also, the chief minister lauded the role of elected representatives, ulema, law enforcement agencies, police, Army, Rangers and concerned institutions for peaceful Ashura.