The Inspector General of Police in Punjab, Rao Sardar Ali Khan, has ordered the prompt completion of the development work of police stations, police offices, police lines, and other projects in the province, including Lahore.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has directed the Additional Inspector-General of Police (AIG) for Development to work closely with the Regional Police Officers (RPOs) and District Police Officers (DPOs) in order to timely complete the projects in the financial year 2022-2023.
In a statement, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) said that the development of infrastructure and provision of facilities would enhance the functioning of the police, and also make the process of service delivery to citizens faster and more convenient.
The inspector general went on to say that the utilization of the annual development budget by Punjab Police was at 99 percent in the fiscal year 2021-22, which made it the highest utilization ratio in the past 10 years.
In the current fiscal year, the IGP added, Punjab Police has 197 schemes, out of which 49 are new development schemes.
So far, an amount of Rs. 1020.69 million has been issued for 49 schemes, of which Rs. 376.82 million is for 19 schemes of police stations and Rs. 681.83 million for districts. The development works would be completed in the police lines of three districts including developing 19 new police stations all across the province.
Other police offices, which include Liaquatabad and Heyr Police Station buildings, the Anti-Riots Unit’s headquarters, and a riding school would also be built in Lahore.
Speaking about the development projects of Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP), IG Punjab informed that six PHP posts would be made in six districts, which include Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Nankana Sahib, and Okara.