Sunday, April 06, 2014 – Rawalpindi—Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) demanded increase in the budget of Punjab Police in the upcoming fiscal year 2014-15. Speaking to the media Syed Kausar Abbas, Program Manager of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) said that the Government should provide special relief to the Police department in upcoming budget 2014-15.
The police should be equipped with the facilities to increase their moral to serve the citizen in a better way. The department of police deals with the petty issues of community on daily basis but they do not get relief in their salaries and budget.
The funds of the police stations should be given to the Station House Officers to empower them to utilize their allocated funds for the development of police station.
All salary and no-salary funds should be shared with SHOs and citizens. Kausar Abbas said that the Government should focus on provision of all necessary facilities to the police and as well as police stations. He said that the Government should allocate development funds for the police stations having defective buildings of police stations. He said that the Government should furnish police stations with all the necessary facilities to facilitate the citizens.
The citizen does not get the basic facilities in the police stations when they approach police station to get support for their issues. Kausar Abbas urged the Government that the Police stations should be provided with the internet and functional computers, properly maintained buildings, clean drinking water, waiting rooms, clean environment, transport, properly trained staff to facilitate the citizen.
Published in Pakistan Observer
Dated :Monday, April 14, 2014, Jamadi-ul-Sani 13, 1435 AH