Punjab police to have new uniform

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to change the police’s uniform from the upcoming fiscal year of 2019-20 on Tuesday.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at the Capital Police Officer (CPO)’s office in Lahore.

Inspector General (IG) Punjab Police Javed Saleemi briefed Buzdar about the law, order situation and reforms in the police department.

Buzdar directed Saleemi to ensure solution of the masses’ complaints and meet their expectations.

“Police Complaints Authority and Provincial Safety Commission will be established for timely redressal of the complaints of the people,” he continued.

During the meeting, Buzdar also okayed the summary regarding changing of the police’s uniform.

Unveiling the new uniform of the cops in Punjab, he said the new uniform will include dark blue pants and a light blue shirt, aimed to create soft image of the police.

Earlier in January, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to rid the police force of personnel with a criminal record.

In order to bring in reforms in the Punjab Police, Khan issued several instructions to Buzdar in this regard.

He directed the CM to scrutinize police force and identify those with a criminal background. He asked the chief minister to expedite the scrutiny process.

PM Khan also said that the police system needs to be overhauled in the province on an immediate basis.

Buzdar said the scrutiny process had already begun in the police department, adding it would take around six months for its completion.