LAHORE - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan Saturday dismissed five officials of the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) Kahna over their involvement in illegal activities.

He said that there was no place for the black sheep in the Punjab police, and strict punishment would be given to those who were involved in corruption and abuse of power.

The IGP also directed the DIG Investigation to meet the affected citizen and assure them of strict punishment to the officials involved. According to details, five officials of the Lahore Police CIA Kahna, along with a private person, had kidnapped a Dubai-based citizen and released him after taking Rs200,000 from his family. Police registered a case against the accused officials on the complaint of CIA Kahna in-charge.

A Punjab police spokesman said that ASI Basharat Ali and Constable Amin had been arrested while Constable Razzaq, Akhtar Ali, driver Safdar and a civilian Maqsood would be arrested soon.

Muzaffarabad Safe City delegation visits PSCA

An appraisal meeting between the high-ups of Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) and Muzaffarabad Safe City took place at PSCA Headquarters Qurban Lines here on Saturday.

Five members delegation, under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police Riaz Haider met DIG Chief Operating Officer PSCA Muhammad Kamran Khan.

The delegation was apprised of the functions and structure of the premier project of Punjab Safe City Authority. The officers lauded the technologies and practices in place as were demonstrated to them in detail, especially about Intelligent Traffic Management System and Electronic Challans.

The officers were briefed in detail as to how an intelligent traffic management system works in reducing traffic violations and ultimately road accidents. They were further informed as to how the data could be used for accident analysis and possible preventive measures could be taken accordingly. The officers also expressed satisfaction with the authority’s capability to record and produce geo-positioning data and tagging of vehicles within the metropolis by the virtue of ANPR technology and a geo-strategic grid of capacitated CCTV cameras.

Chief Operating Officer Muhammad Kamran Khan said the PSCA would provide maximum technical and operational support to Muzaffarabad Safe City project in the installation of cameras, formation of the command centre, networking, and communication. The PSCA has already provided assistance to establish Safe and Smart City projects in Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, and Karachi.

Muzaffarabad Safe City officials said that Punjab Safe Cities Authority’s experience would be highly beneficial for making Muzaffarabad safe and secure. The PSCA is a masterpiece project of modern technology and a success story of modern policing in Pakistan, they added.