IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani, visit Hangu
In order to wish Eid greetings to the police personnel deployed at the sensitive police posts, the IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani today visited distt Hangu and inspected the police posts adjoining the FATA areas of Kuram Agency and north Waziristan Agency. On this occasion, the IGP distributed Eid gifts and cash rewards among the police personnel for their meritorious services.
The IGP paid a surprise visit to District Hangu along with RPO Kohat DIG Akhtar Hayat Gandapur and DPO Kohat. First the IGP visit the Torgar Police Post connecting Parachinar, the capital of the Kurrum Agency, with District Hangu. Second the IGP met the police personnel deployed at Kurrum Pull Police Post connecting District Hangu with North Waziristan and Kurrum Agency.
The IGP also inspected the working of police nakabandi Kurrum Pull particularly particularly the IT gadgets provided to the police personnel deployed on various nakabandis for effective checking of vehicular movement and to prevent the ingress of illegal immigrants and other suspects. He monitored the live working of Vehicle Verification System and Identity Verification System.
While addressing the police jawans and officers deployed on these highly sensitive Police Posts, the IGP praised their bravery, dedication and commitment to duty. He boosted their morale by encouraging them to keep their spirits high. It is pertinent to mention that these police jawans manning extermely sensitive zones between settled areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are playing a pivotal role in the war against terrorism by preventing the infiltration of militants and miscreants through vulnerable routes. A large number of police personnel have embraced martyrdom while being deployed on these posts in the service of nation by defending the frontiers of the state. Moreover, the IGP stressed the police officers and constabulary to improve their overall behavior and public dealing. He reiterated the zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
The IGP also met the traders’ community in Thall Bazar (District Hangu) where he inquired about the public grievances and directed the RPO Kohat and DPO Hangu to provide all kind of support to the public for resolution of their issues. The trader community including District Nazim highly praised the performance and political neutrality of the Police. The IGP said that the community participation is an important element of modern day policing. The success of every police force is dependent upon its cordiality and goodwill among the masses. The public perception of the police is the only genuine and objective measure of its performance. In one way it can be achieved by enhanced community engagement that is, utilizing the voluntary services of respectable citizens in various policing functions. Second, the improvement in the efficacy of service delivery to the citizens would contribute markedly in bridging the gap between the public and police.
The IGP reiterated the concept and necessity of Public Liaison Councils and DRCs (Dispute Resolution Councils) as tools of enhancing public service delivery through community engagement. He stressed to utilize their services of PLC members for elimination of social evils, information & surveillance of new tenants and monitoring the use of loud-speaker for dissemination of hate speech. The DRCs has been a great success owing to the public participation for resolution of their petty disputes through community representatives and local police. The traders expressed extreme satisfaction regarding the DRC's speedy and free of cost alternate dispute resolution mechanism incorporated by the IGP for redressal of their grievances at grass root levels.