Italian, Punjab police to promote cooperation

A delegation led by Italian Police Attaché Costantino Scudieri appointed in Pakistan called on Inspector General of Police Punjab Dr Usman Anwar at the Central Police Office.
Honorary Consul Fahad Iqbal and Secretary Riaz Hussain of the Italian Embassy were also part of the delegation. During the meeting, information sharing with the Italian police, matters of mutual interest were discussed. Moreover, it was agreed upon to further promote the utilization of bilateral experiences of Criminals Information Sharing, Modern Police Management System. IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar informed the Italian Police Attaché about the modern applications and projects of Punjab Police on the dashboard.
He further said that the Centralized Dashboard is integrated with Police Station Record Management System, Criminal Record System, Women Safety App, Protection Centers and other police formations. On this dashboard, all steps from registration of FIRs to submission of challans are available in just one click. IG Punjab also informed the Italian delegation about the services provided through mobile applications. Dr. Usman Anwar said that Punjab Police is providing protection and services to the citizens under smart and community policing.

Similarly, working women and female students are being protected through the Women Safety App. Dr. Usman Anwar said projects of “Hamaray Phool” and Tahaffuz Centers have been started for transgender community, homeless children and rehabilitation of mentally challenged persons. IG Punjab said that specialized force CTD is engaged by day and night to wipe out terrorism whereas Specialized Protection Unit is performing security duties for foreign citizens.

The Italian Police Attaché Costantino Scudieri appreciated the innovation in public service delivery and steps taken by Punjab Police to eradicate crime and terrorism. Italian police Attache said that increasing role of modern policing skills and modern technology is really appreciable. At the end of the meeting, commemorative shields were also exchanged between IG Punjab and Italian Police Attache. Senior police officers including DIG Headquarters Humayun Bashir Tarar, AIG Admin Amara Athar and AIG Discipline Ahsan Saif Ullah were present on the occasion.

Dr. Usman Anwar has paid rich tribute to Ghazi SHO Inspector Iqbal Khan of Mianwali Police for his undying display of courage and bravery in the fight against dangerous proclaimed offenders. IG Punjab said that the spirit of a brave and dutiful officer like Inspector Iqbal Khan is an example for the entire force. According to the details, Inspector Iqbal Khan is serving as SHO in Pir Pahai Mianwali police station these days. On secret information, Inspector Iqbal Khan went to the mountain with his team to arrest the dangerous proclaimed offenders involved in the dual murder.

In the exchange of firing, Inspector Iqbal Khan received five bullets on his leg, but he continued to fight bravely. Inspector Iqbal Khan was wrapped in a sheet by the policemen and brought down from the mountain after four and a half hours. On returning from the mountain, Inspector Iqbal Khan’s smile and victory sign was announcing victory. IG Punjab sent a congratulatory message to Inspector Iqbal Khan from Saudi Arabia for his eternal display of bravery and duty and also visited Inspector Iqbal Khan in the hospital on the occasion of his visit to Mianwali along with Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi.

Recruited as a constable, Iqbal Khan has reached the rank of inspector with his hard work and dedication in his 40 years of service. These days he is undergoing treatment at Mayo Hospital Lahore and his determination and spirit is high. A special video has been released on social media by IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar paying tribute to Inspector Iqbal Khan.


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