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IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood addresses to "Khuli Ketchery" in District Swabi
The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has clearly won the war against terror by offering voluminous sacrifices and now are ready to win the hearts and minds of the general public and vowed no efforts would be lapsed in this regard.
This, he disclosed, while addressing ‘‘Public Khuli Kechery’’ in Swabi district today. Elected public representatives, people from different walks of life, general public particularly the people having genuine complaints against police largely attended the khuly ketchery. The IGP pointed out that the valour and gallantry acts exhibited by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police against the terrorists have no parallel in the whole world added that there was no doubt that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has won this war by rendering more than 1600 sacrifices of every rank officer and jawan. However, he further went on to say, that now the ‘silent war’ would be carried out further ahead with more zeal and spirit till its successful logical end. The IGP informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has always performed its professional obligations with the active support and help of the general public and vowed that in future too ‘‘Awami policing’’ would be promoted in which police and public would be on the same page against the criminals and anti-social elements. The IGP revealed that KP police was heading towards a fair and transparent system where the general public will feel themselves much safer and secure added to achieve this goal police would be linked with the general public through latest electronic policing system. The police chief further said under this system all activities of the police would be made available to the general public through audios/video monitoring system. The IGP informed the participants of the khuli ketchery that the Police Act 2017 has been promulgated keeping in view the requirements of coming generation added that the basic idea behind this act was to make the police system more judicious and transparent as per need of the modern era. He said that infect under this act the general public will now supervise the policing added that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was striving hard to fully implement this new system as soon as possible. The IGP further went on to say that the formation of Safety Commission and Complaint Authorities for safety of the public pave way for policing through public . The IGP maintained that under this system police has been made answerable to the public and now the latter will hold enquiries in police negligence and highhandedness. Similarly, the IGP further informed that police investigation was being modernized on scientific lines in the electronic policing and in this regard an investigation officers will have all the same authorities and facilities available to its counterpart in the developed countries so that fair and transparent investigation could be ensured and the victims could not resort to take law into their hands. The IGP informed the participants of the khuli ketchery that ‘motto’ of the KP police was to serve the people to the best of its capabilities irrespective of any political affiliations added that complaint against police would be welcomed in this system with open heart at any forum. MPAs Abdul Karim Khan and Rangaiz, district Nazim Hassan Khan and Nazim commonly known as Baba-i-Swabi Fayaz Ali also addressed the Khuli Katchery and held in high esteem the precious sacrifices offered by the KP police in the war against terror. They also expressed full confidence over the leadership of IGP Salahuddin Khan Mehsood and assured their full unstinted support and cooperation to the KP police for maintenance of law and order in the province.