“Deweaponisation can help project a softer image of the country,” Regional Police Officer Captain (R) Muhammad Amin said on Friday.
He was addressing a reception in his honour by Multan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) at Shamim Committee Hall.
“A lot of licences for weapons were issued indiscriminately in the past,” he said.
He said Pakistan should be made a weapon-free country.
The RPO said Multan police would celebrate a crime-free day, adding that crime control committees would be constituted at union council and police station levels.
He said alternative dispute resolution committees would be set up to curb crime.
He praised the role of media in highlighting the problems faced by the police and identifying problematic areas.
He said there could be no tolerance for extortion and land grab.
He said that he would launch an actionable intelligence system where 15,000 policemen would contribute to investigations.
He asked the MCCI representatives to play an active role in eliminating crime in the division.
MCCI President Muhammad Khan Saddozai said a culture of community policing should be promoted.
He said the business community was ready to extend help to the police to check street crime.
He suggested that the MCCI be given representation in crime control committees to be formed by police.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2013.