Leadership in police to play role for welfare of the force, martyrs’ families: Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 29 (APP):Minister for Interior Ijaz Ahmad Shah Monday said the leadership in the police department has to play role for the welfare of the force and families of its martyrs other than the government.
Addressing to media on his maiden visit, after taking charge of his ministry, to Police Lines Headquarters here, he said “It is the command who takes stand and initiative for any force striving to serve the nation in the best of its capacities. A Jawan (Police Officer) embraces bullet on his chest just because of his sheer passion, love and determination for his motherland. The chief of the force serves as a shield to protect the rights of its jawans and they do not need any other leadership to provide them assistance.”
Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that if the martyrs’ families and police officials had no packages available for their well being then the head of the department was responsible.
He said, “Police is the most vulnerable department whose demerits are ruthlessly criticized by everyone but their achievements in the good of the public go unsung and unacknowledged. They are facing many challenges while combating terrorism. The country is also facing serious problems like terrorism and economic crisis putting the nation in the meshes of crisis but the leadership is honest and hardworking whose unflinching efforts will bear fruitful results.”
“It has been my second week in office and I have chosen Police Lines to visit first among all of the attached departments under the ministry of interior. I am here to recognize and tribute the sacrifices and success of the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP). I am convinced during my visit that the force is under safe and competent leadership,” the minister said.
Responding to the questions of media persons, he said, “I have come to know about the former President Pervaiz Musharraf to the country through media and had nothing more information. I have read half of the newspapers quoting former president coming while the rest of them have mentioned him not visiting the country.”
Responding another question, he said the security matter had been devolved after the 18th Constitutional Amendment and therefore queries pertaining to security situation in Sindh should be asked to the Chief Minister Sindh.
Talking to APP, he said the government was firm to make justice for its masses and it would be done at any cost. “There will be favourable and constructive developments to be happened in the future as the incumbent is on to it,” he underscored.
The minster had visited Police Training School at Police Lines Headquarters, the Martyrs’ Monument where he laid wreath. A smartly turned out contingent of commandoes of Counter Terrorism Force comprising male and female personnel demonstrated how to lock or open weapons following a guard of honour to the minister.
The minister also received a briefing from the Inspector General ICTP Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar amid senior police officers. DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed, DIG Security Waqar Chauhan and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.