The official uniform of the Punjab Police will soon change, according to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the province’s chief minister.
He has given the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the province, Faisal Shahkar, instructions to choose three colors for the new uniform.
According to sources, a province-wide survey of the general public will be conducted to find out how people feel about the shortlisted colors.
Earlier this month, the CM gave the IGP the go-ahead to begin work on improving the uniforms of the police force.
When Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera served as IGP, they had previously been altered from khaki and black to olive green.
CM Elahi had assured that traffic wardens would be given seven uniforms as giving them only one was unfair and added that their allowances would be restored as well.
He also stated that the traffic police’s duty is not limited to imposing fines but includes improving traffic discipline.
The CM had announced that 50 more vehicles would be added to the force and that 150 patrolling police posts would be restored around the province. Additionally, he had promised to upgrade police hospitals and give free medicine to policemen.
Additionally, he had stated that arranging meetings for police reforms with retired IGPs was a waste of time and that the composite police changes were already in motion and that people would soon begin to feel its impacts.