ISLAMABAD    -   Inspector General Police (IGP) Is­lamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan on Saturday has assured full support to Balochistan Home Department for setting up Gwadar Safe City project to trace out the criminals and for maintaining law and order. 

On the special directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sha­reef, Minister of Interior Rana Sana Ullah Khan and Minister of Plan­ning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, a high-level delegation from Balo­chistan home department Saturday visited Islamabad Safe City Project and reviewed its functioning. 

The IGP shared his experience from establishment of Punjab Safe City Authority to Islamabad Safe City. He guided the members on var­ious aspects for the establishment of Gwadar Safe City.

Akbar Nasir Khan told the delega­tion that Punjab Safe City Authority has proved to be an excellent model in Pakistan. With the keen interest and direction of Federal Interior Min­ister Rana Sanaullah Khan, he said the Islamabad Safe City project was being expanded to 100 per cent ca­pacity, whereas, earlier it was cover­ing 30 per cent area.

Similarly, all emergency services and monitoring system of Islamabad Capital Police were also being shifted to Safe City. The delegation included Additional IGP Shahzad Aslam, Ad­ditional Secretary Home Balochistan Shujaat Ali, Project Director Safe City Gwadar Azfar Ali, Deputy Director Safe City Asrar Ahmed, Deputy Di­rector Balochistan Planning Ministry Asad Sardar, Deputy Chief Planning Ministry Nasir Ali and others.

IG Islamabad forms inquiry com­mittee to probe Hajj scam

An inquiry committee has been formed by the Islamabad police chief Dr Akbar Nasir Khan to probe the scam involving a group of police officers per­forming free Hajj every year, informed a police spokesman on Saturday.

The inquiry committee will sum­mon all police officers to record their statements, he said, adding that the purpose of launching investigation into the matter was to make the pro­cess of official Hajj purely based on merit. “A list of all police officers who visited KSA for performing Hajj more than one time has been finalised also,” he said. 

Earlier, a group of officers of Islam­abad police came into light including a DSP and Sub Inspector who per­formed Hajj for free every year, in­formed sources. “The DSP had visited KSA for Hajj eight times whereas the SI traveled to Saudia for Hajj five times. All the police officers managed to put their names into lists with alleged connivance of the officer of Ministry of Religious Affairs,” they said add­ing that IG Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan has taken notice of the reports which surfaced on social media and ordered a free and fair inquiry into the scam. They shared that a list of 20 police officers and officials has been prepared who performed Hajj for free. Strict action would be taken against such elements who are involved in usurping rights of fellow police offi­cers by travelling to KSA for perform­ing Hajj every year, sources said.