Police culture to be changed soon, Khanzada tells PA


The entire police system will soon be changed in the province as a nation’s progress is not possible without an effective police culture, said Punjab Home Minister Colonel (r) Shuja Khanzada while initiating an open discussion on law and order in the Punjab Assembly on Friday.

He said as per the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the government will provide justice at the doorstep of people.

He said terrorism was a big issue and the government was implementing the National Action Plan in letter and spirit to curb the menace. The minister said performance of the law enforcement agencies would also be improved.

He said it was time to decide how police could be improved to combat crimes effectively in the Punjab.

Several other members, including Jamat-e-Islami assembly members Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar, Mian Muhammad Rafique and Amjad Ali Javaid, also participated in the discussion.

Earlier, the session started 55 minutes behind schedule with the recitation from the Holy Quran.

The home minister answered the questions of lawmakers in question and answers hour.

Four out of five adjournment motions presented in the House were kept pending while one motion presented by Amjad Ali Javaid was disposed of after comments of Parliamentary Secretary Nazar Muhammad Gondal.

Gondal told the house the chief minister was himself interested to end sale and manufacturing of fake and substandard medicines while a taskforce was also working against it.

Two bills, including Amendment Bill Maternity Benefits Punjab 2015 and Amendment Bill Stamp 2015, were also tabled.

The session will be held on Monday in the afternoon.