Issues of business community to be resolved through community policing: IGP Temuri

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Inspector General Police (IGP), Dr Sultan Azam Temuri has said that a community policing model was being developed to make the city’s police a model of excellence for the whole country.

He said this while talking to a delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by President Sheikh Amir Waheed, which called on him and congratulated him on his appointment as the ICT Police IG.

Dr Temuri also assured that the business community would be involved in this model and all segments of society including senior citizens, students, housewives etc. would be engaged to introduce a community-police partnership model for resolving police-related issues of the citizens.

The IGP said that reconciliation committees at police stations level would be reactivated with the representation of the business community. He said that the formation of CPLC would also be considered to improve the law and order situation in partnership with citizens. Commenting on Dharna culture, he said that an anti-riot force was being developed to cope with such issues. He also announced that smart pickets would soon be set up to streamline the traffic flow.

Dr Temuri further said that a comprehensive plan has been developed to improve the performance of police and its results would be seen in weeks.

Speaking at the occasion, ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed highlighted the various issues of the business community that needed attention. He said that reconciliation committees should be set up with a representation of the business community to resolve issues with joint efforts. He said a CPLC in Islamabad should be developed on the model of Karachi CPLC that had proved effective in resolving issues of citizens.

Sheikh Amir Waheed said that Dharna culture should be discouraged and a separate place should be earmarked for such activities as business in twin cities has badly suffered due to sit-ins.

ICCI Senior Vice President Muhammad Naveed and Vice President Nisar Mirza said that before taking action against any trader, the concerned market union should be taken on board to settle out of court issues.

Khalid Javed, Saifur Rehman Khan, Raffat Farid, Dildar Abbasi, Khalid Chaudhry, Mehmood Warraich, Syed Adil Anis, Sheraz Siddiqui, Abdur Rehman Khan, Izzat Bakhsh and others also highlighted various police-related issues for redress.