IGP Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera said on Wednesday that the establishment of the latest Rescue 15 complaint centre had increased the confidence of the people in the force and given Lahoris a sense of security.
He was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the centre in the Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines. Sukhera said the setting up of the centre would enable the force to take timely action on complaints and quickly nab suspects.
The IGP said the strength of Rescue 15’s fleet of vehicles had dwindled over time.
He said the government had approved a summary regarding the acquisition of 110 vehicles for the service to remedy this. “The service’s response time will stand at an average of 10 minutes following the induction of the vehicles,” Sukhera said.
He said the police had been playing a pivotal role in the war against terrorism. The IGP said the struggle against terrorism would continue till the last terrorist standing had been eliminated. He condemned Wednesday’s attack on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili Muslim community terming it an act of cowardice. Sukhera expressed grief over the loss of lives in the incident.
CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains and Operations DIG Haider Ashraf briefed Sukhera regarding the centre. They said the centre was equipped with 25 features which include a universal number for people to register their complaints through. The officials said people could also register complaints via SMS and e-mail.
The IGP also inaugurated a gymnasium, fountain and a free hair salon for jawans later at the police lines. He said all facilities were being provided to police personnel to raise their morale and improve performance standards.
Acting Investigation DIG Muhammad Ayyaz Saleem and all division SPs were also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2015.