The force be with you: Imran promises exemplary police reforms

Published: November 19, 2015
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Imran addresses Public Liaison Councils. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL/EXPRESS

Imran addresses Public Liaison Councils. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL/EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government would soon introduce the Police Act in the K-P Assembly to bring tangible reforms to the force.

He claimed the reforms would be so effective that no succeeding government would be willing to amend them.

Imran was speaking to participants at the launch ceremony of the Public Liaison Councils (PLCs) at Police Lines in the city on Wednesday.

The PTI supremo said Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had empowered the K-P inspector general to restore peace. He added the IG was asked to take steps to improve security throughout the province. Khan appreciated the role of the K-P police and said it was the first time the force was trained to use information technology.

He said that through PLCs, disputes could be resolved on a local level and crime rates would further decrease. He said members of the councils and local elders supported the police in their collective efforts to stop crime.

He said criminal acts had decreased by 60% across the province in one year compared to the crime rates of the last four years.

The PTI chief said 70% of industries had closed due to the security situation, while wealthy businessmen moved out of the province for their safety. He said once the police system of a province is corrected, peace will come automatically and hence the economy would flourish.

Imran added that bringing reforms to the police was PTI’s first priority and their government would change the system across the province. He added it was the first time that police learned computer skills and a database was formed through which all kinds of information would be posted online.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2015.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Sami
    Nov 19, 2015 - 12:02PM

    PTI is bringing a positive change in K-P. They are doing things no one talked about before..Recommend

  • kamran
    Nov 19, 2015 - 2:17PM

    All Hail PTI govt.Recommend

  • Riaz Ahmad
    Nov 19, 2015 - 4:28PM

    Genuine police reform is the first rung of the ladder that leads to rule of law and justice. Once this step is achieved successfully, culture of meritocracy, business and civic society automatically takes root. This culture is what changes the fortunes of the country. This is exactly how it started in Turkey under Tayap Erdgan.Recommend

  • Talha
    Nov 19, 2015 - 5:03PM

    @Riaz Ahmad:
    100% agree.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Nov 19, 2015 - 8:15PM

    Still promising and nothing happening.When do you plan to fulfil your promises or why dont u join PML N u are from the same group now.pathetic liarRecommend

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