CM Wants Police Purged Of Corruption
CHIEF Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that the chief of the Lahore Police should select a team of highly competent and dedicated officers to ensure peace and tranquillity in the provincial metropolis. He said corrupt and inefficient officers should be removed from the department whereas honest and hardworking staff should be encouraged.
According to a press release issued on Sunday, the CM was presiding over a meeting regarding law and order in the province.
He said police stations should be a source of prompt justice and redress of grievances of the common man whereas they should serve as deterrent to lawbreakers. He said senior officers should visit police stations regularly and closely monitor the efficiency of the staff, adding that police stations should be transformed into information centres where details of all activities in the area should be available and Beat Officers should be fully activated for this purpose.
Shahbaz said curbing the production and distribution of provocative material and inciting speeches was vital to maintaining religious harmony and brotherhood in the society and police should take immediate action in this regard. He said the law against wall-chalking should be strictly implemented and the violators should be taken to task. He issued instructions for tracing the elements creating harassment in people. Earlier, the chief secretary and inspector general police gave a detailed briefing to the CM regarding law and order situation in the province. The Home secretary, Additional IG, CID and Special Branch, CCPO and DIG Operations were also present.
calls Raeesani: Shahbaz Sharif called Balochistan CM Nawab Aslam Raeesani and expressed his satisfaction over the safe landing of his plane. He also expressed his best wishes for Nawab Aslam Raeesani and prayed for his health and long life.
MoU: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Government of Punjab and Getronics Pakistan Limited under which Getronics will provide latest technology to Tevta for the promotion of technical education in the province. The MOU was signed by Tevta Chairman Saeed Alvi and the Country Manager Getronics Faisal Rao. According to a press release issued on Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz Syed Zaeem Qadri, Regional Head Getronics for Middle East, Sam Tayan, Secretary IC&YA and Chairman Punjab Board of Information Technology were also present in the ceremony.
fragrance of love, brotherhood: Shahbaz Sharif has said that people of all the provinces of the country are bound together inextricably and their joys and sorrows are common.
He has said that Sindh is the land of Sufi saints and peace and has fragrance of love and brotherhood.
He stated this while talking to a 10-member delegation of senior journalists and intellectuals from Sindh here on Sunday. Shahbaz said that the visit of Sindhi journalists to Punjab would promote national solidarity and enable them gain the firsthand knowledge of the development activities happening in the province. He said the Punjab government was paying special attention to the development of health, education and vocational education sector and substantial funds had been allocated for this purpose. He said the students obtaining top positions in different examinations had been sent on a study tour of Europe recently and talented students of Sindh and other provinces were also among such students.
The CM said the Punjab government was setting up Danish schools in the province and in the first phase, three schools would be completed in October this year while work on four more schools would start soon. He said IT labs had been set up in more than 4,000 schools of the province at a cost of Rs.5 billion. He said a network of Sasti Roti dasterkhawns was being laid throughout the province and added that arrangements for Sehr and Iftar would be made with the cooperation of philanthropists during Ramazan.
The members of the visiting delegation said they had brought a message of peace from Sindh and they would always cherish the memories of love shown to them in Punjab. The leader of the delegation presented a Sindhi cap and Ajrak to the CM as a gift.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Secretary Information Shoaib Bin Aziz and Director General Public Relations Dr. Aslam Dogar were also present.