LAHORE: Punjab has long gone thru four inspectors popular of police (IGP) over the last 9 months. But none of them, it appears, have so far made a dent on crime within the province, which has seen an alarming growth over the same length.

according to the police’s personal facts, crime improved by way of 18.

.7% within the first six months of the present day yr compared to the preceding 12 months. A total of 2 hundred,a hundred and fifty five cases have been registered within the first half of this year in comparison to the primary half of of the preceding one, when 168,631 cases were registered. Of this year’s greater than 200,000 instances, challans were issued in one hundred forty four,437 and 43,111 cases are being investigated.

The best increase happened in kidnapping for ransom cases. A few 27 instances had been stated this 12 months to date, in comparison to handiest eleven cases in the first 1/2 of 2018. However as many as 5,835 humans were kidnapped from distinctive districts of Punjab for numerous different reasons.

car and bike robbery additionally witnessed a big spike of 36%. A complete of eight,600 motors and motorcycles have been stolen within the first six months of this year, in comparison to 6,335 ultimate 12 months. Of the vehicles and bikes stolen this year, 1,340 have been snatched at gun factor.

As many as 1,445 women and youngsters have been raped this yr, a 9% increase from the previous yr. Of these, sixty seven have been gang rape instances. Motorway robberies accelerated by means of 34.7 %, with 6,350 instances suggested within the first six months of this 12 months and four,714 cases suggested inside the first half of the previous 12 months.

to this point 1,550 humans have been killed in fights or due to private enmity this year.  a few 4,923 cases of theft in houses and shops had been stated this yr as properly. Police, meanwhile, have arrested fifty five,119 desired humans within the first six months of this year, in comparison to 60,438 arrests in the first half of of 2018.

experts pin the upward push in crime in Punjab on the dearth of permanent clear up provincial authorities have shown in postings of police officers. They point to the frequent shuffling of IGPs as the largest instance of this unclear mind-set which has created uncertainty among subordinate officials and obstructed the formation a concrete policy. The experts additionally consider that regardless of growing the budget allotted for the Punjab police every year, no suitable approach has been devised to manipulate crime.

The specific Tribune tried to contact Punjab IGP Arif Nawaz for his views on the problem but received no reaction.

version police stations get economic enhance

The Lahore Police has distributed budget really worth Rs9.Nine million amongst 20 model police stations of the metropolis

during a ceremony at Qila Gujjar Singh police traces on Tuesday, the budget had been exceeded over to the SHOs to purchase stationary and different necessary device. The price range could additionally be used to finance the repair and protection of washrooms, lockups, barracks and the availability of easy drinking water.

on the event, Operations Wing DIG Ashfaq Khan urged the promotion of clean and green police stations. He stated it changed into vital to offer quality offerings to the masses and protect their lives and assets.

The list of model Police Stations of the city blanketed model town, Kahna, Raiwind, Manga Mandi, green city, Mustafa town, Sabzazar, Muslim city, Iqbal metropolis, Shahdara, New Anarkali, Tibbi metropolis, Masti Gate, Ravi avenue, Defence A, Ghazi Abad, North Cantt, Mustafa Abad, Baghbanpura and Police Station South Cantt.

He said that all the police stations of the city might be furnished maximum sources to further increase the scope of facilities. Addressing the SHOs, he confused at the want to enhance their ordinary conduct with citizens and address them in a well mannered manner.

“The commonplace citizen is our VIP,” he harassed.  He said all SHOs have to stay present at police stations during fixed hours from 4pm to 6pm so they might individually listen the troubles of citizens and take all feasible measures to clear up them.

earlier than the rite, he presided over a meeting of all of the 20 version police stations of the town and reviewed the overall performance of SHOs whilst it got here to controlling crime in their respective regions. Khan checked out the development made whilst it got here to arresting proclaimed offenders below the A and B categories.

The DIG directed officials no longer to delay the registration of FIRs in instances of neighborhood and unique laws, inclusive of aerial firing, kite flying and wheelies. *additional input from our correspondent

posted inside the express Tribune, July 10th, 2019.