IGP wants hardcore criminals' names in IBMS.

Byline: Ashraf Javed

LAHORE -- Punjab Police Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan on Friday ordered the police to add the particulars of suspects involved in heinous crimes to the exit control list to stop them from flying abroad.

The name of suspects involved in murders, dacoity, rape, and kidnapping for ransom would be enlisted in the integrated border management system (IBMS) so that they could not flee abroad.

The IGP issued these directions while addressing the Regional Police Officers' conference at the central police office on Friday. All the regional, city, and district police officers attended the meeting through video-link. Punjab Additional-IG Ahmad Lateef, Tariq Masood Yaseen, Inaam Ghani, Rao Sardar, Manzor Sarwar, Abu Bakar Khuda Bukhsh, Shahid Haneef, Commandant Punjab Constabulary Kunwar Shahrukh, Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Additional-IG (CTD) Rai Muhammad Tahir, Zaeem Sheikh, Zulfuqar Hameed, DIG Jawad Ahmad Dogar, RPO (DG Khan) Umar Sheikh, DIG Ata Muhammad, DIG Zubair Dareshak, DIG SPU Sultan Ahmad Chaudhry. DIG Shehzad Akbar, DIG Afzaal Kausar, and RPO Gujranwala Tariq Abbas Qureshi were present in the conference.

The IGP said that the cases of licensed weapons used in criminal activities should be immediately sent to Deputy Commissioners for cancellation of the permits and all DPOs should send a detailed report to the Central Police Office of cases meant for cancellation of licensed weapons sent to DC office within a week.

He further said that official involved in abuse with a woman in Chishtian should be arrested within 24 hours and strict legal action should be taken against him without delay. IGP said that a zero tolerance policy against extortionists should be adopted to make them an example for others. He said that in order to improve environment of police stations, DPOs should personally give tasks to officers equally so that performance of officers and officials could be made better besides sharing their burden of work on them.

He said that the officers and officials involved in misbehaving with citizens do not deserve any leniency and concession and such officers and...

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