NOORPUR THAL - Like all other public institutions, the Police are also accountable and answerable to the people about its performance, said Khushab District Police Officer Imran Mehmood while addressing an open court here in Noorpur Thal on Friday.

Speaking about the district police performance, the DPO said that during the year-2011, the police had launched special crackdowns on hardened criminals and gangs involved in murder, dacoity and other heinous crimes. He said that it was bounden duty of the police to protect life, honor and property of the masses. Imran Mehmood elaborated that all-out efforts were being made to check crime and criminals and sought the public cooperation for the elimination crime and maintaining law and order. He pointed out that the new investigation protocol would also help provide justice to oppressed people without any delay under the prescribed investigation procedure on scientific lines. The DPO said that under new protocol, the investigation officers were being imparted training at Police Training Schools and Intelligence Schools whereas joint training for investigators and prosecutors had also been planned.

During open court, Fazal Kareem from Chan, Samina from Rangpur, social worker Malik Ahmad Khan Baghoor from Rangpur, Malik Abdul Ghafar Saggu from Katimur, former councilor Ch Manzoor Hussain from Chak-50/DB, former councilor Malik Safdar Hussain Awan, Malik Niaz Hussain, social worker Rana Sajid Mehmood and others raised their problems at which the DPO issued on the spot directions for their redressal. DSP Mehr Khadim Hussain Malooka and other police officers also attended the open court.

Meanwhile, the DPO visited Noorpur Thal Police Station and held meeting with members of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee. The meeting was attended by the CPLC office-bearers including Malik Haji Ahmad Khan Borana, Malik Nasir Ali Gujjar and Haji Muhammad Farooq. They apprised the DPO of various problems being faced by the inhabitants of Thal and also presented different proposals for their solution. Later, a delegation of local journalists comprised of Summer Sultan, Raja Noor Ilahi Atif, Mehr Zarar Ahmad, Ghulam Shabbir, Muhammad Waris and Malik Ghulam Gilani also met with the DPO. They lauded the performance of the police and assured all-out support to the police. On the occasion, DPO Imran Mehood said that strenuous efforts were being to bring tangible changes in the traditional Thana culture and restore public confidence in the Police Department.