Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at the Civil Secretariat Lahore on Monday to review the law and order situation of the province.
The chief minister issued guidelines to divisional commissioners and regional police officers for improving the law and order situation and providing relief to the general public.
He said that the law and order situation is not satisfactory in the province and it needs improvement. Every possible effort should be made to protect the life and property of the public.
CM Buzdar remarked: “The Sahiwal incident is tragic and sympathies of the Punjab government are with the family of deceased Khalil. The family will be fully taken care of.”
He said that commissioners and RPOs will have to deliver by working in the field, promising that the police and administration will be strengthened by the government.
“You will be fully supported for providing relief to the masses. You should perform your duties with confidence and problems of the people should be solved on priority basis,” he added.
The PTI government has freed the administration and police from political pressures, he said. “We have not done nor will do the same that had been done with the police and the administration in the past.”
He directed that the field situation should be personally monitored by visiting hospitals and educational institutions and added that steps should also be taken for bringing required improvements.
He added that a ban was imposed on postings and transfers. “The police should adopt a public-friendly attitude as ‘all-is-good’ report will not help now,” he argued.
The chief minister said the recruitment process in the police department should be completed at the earliest, adding that police will be provided with more resources.
He said that he has also taken notice of the firing incident outside the district courts in Pakpattan and sought a report from the Inspector General Police. He has directed the authorities to immediately arrest those involved in the incident and take legal action against them.
Mr. Buzdar directed an inquiry against the doctor involved in altering a medical report of the murder of a child in DG Khan. He said that deficiencies in the prosecution system should be removed so that criminals do not evade punishmen.
Law Minister Raja Basharat, the Chief Secretary, the Home Secretary, IG Police, other secretaries concerned, divisional commissioners and RPOs attended the meeting.