RAWALPINDI - Regional Police Officer Capt (R) Ehsan Tufail said that officers and cops who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty are front line soldiers and asset of Punjab Police.
“Our martyrs are our pride and their sacrifices proved that Punjab Police are working diligently all the time for providing security to people’s lives and properties and they will never step back to exemplifying bravery and sacrifices in the further also,” he added. The RPO expressed these views while addressing families of martyrs after distributing cheques of ‘shuhada package’ among them here on Thursday.
The ceremony was also attended by City Police Officer Capt (R) Faisal Rana, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Bin Ashraf, ADIG Waqar Azim, junior and senior police officers and families of martyrs Sahid Sarwar (traffic warden), Riaz (ASI), Arif, Sajid, Mazhar, Jamil and Zafran.
Addressing the ceremony, the RPO said that the martyrs were pride of our department and their families were part of our own families. He added that the sacrifices of martyred cops were tantamount to a tower of light for police department. He said that Punjab police had also been fighting against the enemies along with Army and other law enforcement agencies in the war on terror. “As many as 1,500 officers and cops have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty so far,” he said.
RPO Capt (R) Ehsan Tufail said that personnel interest on part of Inspector General of Police Punjab Capt (R) Arif Nawaz Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar made it possible to approve the shuhada package for martyrs. He said that doors of his office were opened for families of martyrs round the clock. At the end, RPO distributed cheques among the families of martyrs.
Meanwhile, SP Potohar Division Syed Ali held a meeting with station house officers and directed them to arrest all proclaimed offenders involved in heinous crimes. He also directed the SHOs of his division to enhance patrolling in their areas to curb street crime and place pickets on all the entry and exit points to keep a vigil on the outlaws.
Separately, PS Race Course officials arrested a 17-year-old boy Umer on charges of sexually assaulting his class fellow and recording objectionable scenes in a mobile phone. Police registered a case against the accused and began investigation.