LAHORE: All unnecessary police pickets will be removed from roads in order to facilitate citizens and to ensure the uninterrupted flow of traffic.
This was decided by Punjab IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi in a meeting held at the Central police office Lahore on Thursday. Representatives of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) were also present on the occasion.
Saleemi said that the officials deputed at police pickets will also be imparted training on public dealing and information technology skills by USIP.
IGP also decided to launch a Mobile Khidmat Markaz in Lahore next week. First Khidmat Markaz Moblie service started in Multan on Thursday. He added that similar service will be launched in other districts too.
The IGP said that not only unnecessary police pickets would be removed from all districts but also officials deputed at remaining police pickets would be imparted training on public dealing. The slogan of ‘pehlay salaam baad kalaam' will be introduced and the behaviour of officials deputed at police pickets will also be monitored regularly.
IGP has issued directions to all field officers to identify unnecessary police pickets in their respective districts and remove these pickets.
Moreover, it was also decided in the meeting that 72 constables, 2 constables from each district of Punjab, having basic IT skills will be trained under the supervision of USIP experts. An agreement between USIP and Punjab police has been signed. Under the agreement, Punjab police and USIP will work together on different projects.