Govt to equip police with modern weapons, training: CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Wednesday said that provision of latest weapons and tools to the police as well as modern training was among top priorities of the government.

Addressing a passing-out parade ceremony at Elite Police Training School, Bedian Road here, he said that the government was committed to eliminate crime in the province and in this regard all available resources would effectively be utilized.
The CM lauded the services of policemen and said they had rendered great sacrifices to protect the people of the province. They deserve accolades for their hard work and dedication, he said.
The police officials have worked hard to ensure effective monitoring and provision of foolproof security to the citizens, he added.
Usman Buzdar said that modern training was imparted to the personnel of Special Protection Unit (SPU) including constables which would be helpful in reducing crime and eliminating terrorism from the country.
He urged the policemen to perform their duties with responsibility and courage, adding that the prime responsibility of the police was to ensure protection of peoples' lives and property.
The CM said that he himself was evaluating the performance of police to bring further improvement in the department.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi, senior police officers and others were present on the occasion. – APP