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Message from Aditional Inspector General (rawalpindi region) Capt. (R) Muhammad Zubair

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Police in Punjab are exposed to challenges of diversified nature. Despite they are expected to perform multiple functions, the fact remains that the core of police function is crime fighting. The test of police efficiency is the reduction in both the crime and the fear of crime. The top priority of Rawalpindi Region police is to provide full security and safety to the people. I assure you that criminal and anti-social elements will find us really tough. I want people to feel safe and be safe. Homicide and other crimes against person also shake the public peace and tranquility of life. However, the Police are committed to ensure the policing strategies aiming at reducing the incidence of heinous offences. In the wake of terrorist suicidal attacks and bomb blasts: special measures and relentless follow-up efforts are also being made to prevent any terrorist incidents as the region also has a history of sectarian killing.

On our part, we continue our crime preventive strategies like frequent picketing and search operations, extensive patrolling, surveillance of bad characters and apprehension of Proclaimed Offenders, tough action against their harbourers and finally liberal action on under the preventive laws. Crime is a complicated social phenomenon that cannot be explained from one perspective. Similarly, it cannot be solved without active cooperation among members of the public, various key sectors and law enforcement agencies. Indeed, where positive collaboration among key actors is thriving, both the incidence and fear of crime rapidly go down. This community policing introduces a new dimension where the fight against crime is a vibrant partnership between the police and members of the public.

Early finalization of investigation is constantly emphasized upon and reviewed up to the level of the Provincial Police Officer. Thus focus on both the quality and early disposal of cases under investigation remains the top priority of Regional Police Rawalpindi and all the DPOs, SPs Investigation , SDPOs and SHOs are required to proactively supervise the cases pending investigations. Finally, where as the police has an obligation and duty to function according to the Constitution, law, and democratic aspiration of the people. I expect the every member of police force to be civil and police in behavior but firm in discharge of his duties. Law must be implemented without any fear or favor. At the same time, I also believe that the law of the country must be respected at all times by all the citizens and there should be on exception. It is the duty of the police to maintain law and order.

It is also the responsibility of the public to obey the law.

Capt. (R) Muhammad Zubair
RPO Rawalpindi

Press Release

In the wake of recent terror attacks, the police have been directed to remain on their toes across the Punjab province and the Field Officers are strictly asked to constitute special police teams in order to ensure round-the-clock patrolling in their respective areas. The officers of SP rank are directed to personally supervise the police patrolling in their jurisdiction.

This was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman while presiding over a high-level meeting held at the Police Club Rawalpindi today. After Gujrat, the IGP visited Rawalpindi today to review security and law and order arrangements today.

RPO Rawalpindi Capt (retd) Zubair, CPO Azhar Hameed Khokhar, DPO Jhelum Dra Ali Khatak, DPO Attock Muhammad Hilal Khan, and DPO Chakwal Kashif Mushtaq Kanjoo were also present on this occasion.

The provincial police chief directed the officers to focus on preventive policing in order to thwart any possible act of terrorism in the future. The IGP stressed upon the police officers to ensure proper and effective armed patrolling around all government installations, important buildings, religious places, parks, public place, bazaars, and commercial markets. The police are also directed to step up armed patrolling around the police posts to keep a vigilant eye on the activities of the miscreants.

IGP Punjab Mohammad Habib-ur-Rehman also directed the police intensify snap-checking at the important points to check the movement of miscreants. However, the police are strictly directed to not to create trouble for the general public unnecessarily and behave politely with them during search or snap-checking. The police are also asked to get help from the local agencies and keep liaison with them.

The provincial police chief further said that apart from providing security to the VIPs security, there must be proper security arrangements during the movement of police force and around the police headquarters. The IGP also ordered the police to maintain the data about empty residences and rent-houses from all over the province.

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi police on Thursday nabbed 17 criminals and recovered weapons, bottle of liquor and stolen goods from their possession.

According to police spokesman, Police Station Rata Amral held Asif and recovered 120-gram charas from him while Police Station Waris Khan arrested Bilal and recovered same quantity from his possession.

Police Station Bani held Nadeem and recovered 110 gram charas from

him.

Police Station Kalar Syedan nabbed Amjad and recovered 105 gram charas from him.

Police Station Pirwadhi arrested Naveed and recovered 10 bottle of liquor from him.

In another operation, Police Station Waris Khan held Amjad and recovered 5 bottle of liquor from him.

Police Station Raees Course held Sajjad and recovered 2 bottle of liquor from his possession.

Police Station Bani arrested Abdul Kareem and recovered 1 pistol 30 bore 4 round while Police Station Civil Lines arrested Adil and recovered one pistol.

Ganjmandi police arrested Zeeshan and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his custody.

Police has registered separate cases against all of them and started

investigation. (APP)

Rawalpindi Region comprises 4 districts:

  • City District Rawalpindi
  • Attock
  • Chakwal
  • Jhelum

Rawalpindi Region is headed by an officer not less than the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG). Police in each district is headed by a District Police Officer who is assisted by a varying number of Superintendents and Deputy Superintendents of Police. The districts’ composition is as follows:

 District

Sub-divisions

Rawalpindi

11

Attock

6

Chakwal

3

Jhelum

4

Explosive material makers come under scrutiny

RAWALPINDI, July 15: Punjab Home Department has sought a detailed report of explosive material manufacturers in the district after receiving intelligence reports expressing fear that the material may land in the hands of the terrorists.
Sources told Dawn on Sunday that the home department asked the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) and local police to conduct separate inspection of the outlets of explosive material manufacturers and check their record of current and previous years.
They said the teams would check the quantity of the explosive material lying in the store and verify the record while checking the details of the people/parties who bought it from them.
They added the move was launched after receiving reports that the terrorists might be able to buy the material from the outlets. Sources further said the local police had also been directed to keep a vigilant eye on the transportation of explosive material and added that it had also been directed to check the record of fireworks manufacturers who purchased explosive material from the main stockiest.
According to the rules, the federal government issues licenses to explosive material manufacturers after receiving verification reports from the assistant commissioners of the respective areas.
In an initial report prepared by the local administration and police, there were four main stores of explosive material in Rawalpindi district – Murree, Taxila, Wah Cantonment and Gujar Khan.
To detect more outlets, the CDGR has formed teams who will submit their report within a month to district coordination officer, who will then send it to home department. These teams will also prepare a report about other chemicals being used with explosive material for conducting the terrorist activities.
The home department has also asked the CDGR to share the information with Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab Police.
When contacted, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Saqib Zafar claimed that such directives were a routine matter. He confirmed that he held a meeting with police officials and local administration and tasked the teams to check the record of the explosive material manufacturers.
He added that there were few stock points of explosive material in the district and the CDGR teams would compile the data and record of sale and purchase at the outlets soon.

Rawalpindi: 2 suspected robbers caught red-handed

RAWALPINDI: An ex-policeman and a retired Pakistan Air Force (PAF) technician were caught red-handed while allegedly looting a Pakistani expatriate’s house at Adiala Road on Friday. However, their two accomplices escaped, police said.

Tahir Iqbal, one of the suspected robbers and a retired PAF official, was shot and injured by the inmates when he tried to flee with the loot. His other accomplice was identified as Najmul Hassan, who was dismissed from the Rawalpindi police by City Police Officer Azhar Hameed Khokhar in March for being absent from duty for only three days.

Police investigating officer SI Aftab Ahmed said some of the looted gold jewellery had been recovered from the possession of the arrested robbers while a manhunt was launched to capture the two other robbers who escaped with Rs23,000, gold bangles and a cellphone.

The family of Waheed Akhtar, who is settled in Dubai, called his brother Raja Saeed Akhtar and informed him that a gang of robbers had entered their house at Sadiq Town, Adiala Road.

On receiving the phone call, he along with two other relatives rushed to the house and found the doors locked from inside.

After finding the family in trouble, he called the people from the neighborhood and forced their way into the house. On seeing the public, the robbers opened fire and in retaliation Raja Saeed also fired gunshots which injured one of the suspects who was identified as Tahir Iqbal.

The other suspect, Najmul Hassan, was also captured by the people and later handed over to the police. The investigating officer said during interrogation the former policeman revealed that he had committed at least five robberies since he lost his police job.

“Some of the looted gold jewellery was found from the scene of the crime while the Rs23,000, two gold bangles and a cellphone were taken away by the fleeing robbers.”

The suspected robber who sustained a bullet injury to his leg was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital where he was stated to be out of danger.

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