There’re no holy cows, PM tells police

Imran says effective policing inevitable for country’s prosperity


Our Correspondent June 17, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan encouraged police to act against the lawbreakers regardless of their position, saying that there were no ‘holy cows’ therefore, the law-enforcers should not be worried about anything while performing their duties.

Addressing a ceremony for the launch of the Eagle Squad of the Islamabad police in the federal capital, the prime minister emphasised that effective policing was inevitable for the country’s prosperity as peace and rule of law were prerequisite for wealth creation and attracting investment.

“The police are supposed to ensure law-enforcement. The law-enforcement does not mean to put only poor vendors in jail. You should rather be lenient to them but strict to the powerful law violators,” the prime minister told the ceremony.

“I’m telling you all today that there are no holy cows,” Prime Minister Imran said. “You should not worry, if Imran Khan breaks the law, take action against me. You should take action, if I make mistake and you do not take action, I will take action against you.”

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The Eagle Squad comprises 100 well-equipped patrol bikes for strict vigilance against street crimes across the city. The patrol will remain in constant connectivity with the Islamabad Safe City headquarters.

The project also consists of training of 500 police personnel who, while being on duty, would carry primary weapon MP5 and Glock pistol 9mm as secondary weapon. The bike patrol would also be equipped with LTE sets and could be GIS mapped and GPS-based positioned.

The ceremony was attended by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Inspector General of Islamabad police Jamilur Rehman, Senator Faisal Javed and the police officials concerned.

(WITH INPUT FROM APP)

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