ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Friday emphasised that the government believed in practical steps and would provide maximum facilities to make Islamabad police an exemplary one.
While addressing a rank-wearing ceremony at Islamabad Police Lines to 183 police personnel who got promoted, he said that all possible resources and state-of-the-art equipment would be provided to police, besides, training on scientific lines to maintain law and order.
The minister congratulated the officers and said, “Today is a big day for you and your families but do not forget promotion means more responsibilities.”
Afridi said, “You will be given peace of mind through promotions and other facilities. I understand unless your issues are not resolved you would not be able to perform up to the mark.”
He said, “The government would give think about you, give you due respect and address your genuine issues. In this way, we can make you a model police.”
“Giving respect to citizens and be polite with them,” he advised.
The minister said that Pakistan is a peace-loving sovereign country and would never accept any dictation keeping in view the national interest and added that in ‘Naya Pakistan’, decisions would be taken keeping in mind the benefits and thinking of Pakistanis.
He lauded the security forces of the country for rendering matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism and also paid homage to martyrs.
The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a special package for the betterment of Islamabad Police.
Speaking on the occasion, Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Amir Zulfiqar said that 183 officers and personnel have been promoted to a higher rank.
Congratulating them, he said that the job of the police is very hard and those who got promoted had spent almost 20 to 30 years in service.
He advised them to fulfil their duties in a responsible manner and make all efforts to curb crimes in the federal capital.