(By Dr Shahid Qureshi – Media Report): “Citizens knock at the door of the state to seek justice and FIR (First Information Report) is the starting point of their complaint”. He was of the view that whole judicial system respond to what is written in the FIR.
A police officer told me few months ago: “A matriculate policeman write a report (FIR) and post graduate or even PhD in law ‘dance around’ it up until the Supreme Court of Pakistan”.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed firm resolve to provide people an effective, efficient and public-friendly police force equipped with state-of-the-art technology to face modern day challenges.
He was addressing a ceremony in Lahore in connection with digitization of police stations. Prime Minister said reforms are the key to better functioning of institutions and departments.
He said that his government had inherited broken roads network, crippling load shedding durations, besides, institutions suffering from malice of inefficiency. Prime Minister said through proper attention, institutions should be modernized and made to function in better manner.
He appreciated the IT Initiatives and Police Receptions Desks introduced in Punjab Police. Prime Minister said that the front desks of all police stations will be linked with the centralized system for better functioning and proper monitoring.
He said provision of justice to every citizen could be streamlined with improvements in the criminal justice system including the filing of First Investigation Report and investigation process.
Addressing the ceremony, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the reforms introduced in Police system, to eliminate Thana culture. He paid rich tributes to police personnel who presented sacrifices in war against terrorism.
Shahbaz Sharif said the Prime Minister’s package for the families of martyred police personnel is being implemented successfully.
He said Counter Terrorism Department was established in 2013 under the Prime Minister’s vision, which has played effective role in countering terrorism.
The Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts of Punjab Police for holding final of PSL in Lahore in a peaceful manner.