Sindh police salaries to be made par with Punjab police: IGP

September 6, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali on Saturday said that a summary for raising Sindh police salaries making them par with Punjab police salaries has been sent to Sindh government and a positive development is expected soon. He was speaking to police officials and families of martyred policemen on the completion of one year of Karachi Operation at Garden Police Headquarters.

Jamali said that the get-together was organised to applaud efforts of those policemen who not only forced criminals to bend their knees in front of law enforcement agencies but also sacrificed their lives for securing lives and property of citizens.

The IG Sindh also distributed appointment letters to 31 heirs of slain policemen and said that 24 heirs were given appointment letters earlier while 38 more would be given letters in the current week. He said that from now onwards, two heirs of slain policemen would be given jobs in the department.

He said that allotment of plots for slain policemen heirs has completed and the department had asked Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah for more land to be allotted as the allotment at 300 acre land had completed. He said that the chief minister has directed concerned authorities to allot more land for the heirs.

“It is the prime responsibility of police to safeguard lives and property of citizens and it will happen when the policemen will ensure their safety first,” he said adding that the SOP for police safety is enhanced and the department has ensured its implementation.

He said that steps for providing small firearms to on-ground policemen was underway while provision of bullet proof helmets and bullet proof jackets for on-duty policemen would also be ensured.

The IG Sindh also stressed on the need of community policing through better role of police stations and said that people-friendly atmosphere should be provided in police stations for better cooperation between citizens and police.

He also applauded sacrifices of armed forces during 1965 war and said that policemen should also be ready to sacrifice their lives for the homeland.

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