LAHORE – The provincial police department yesterday approved a new policy to investigate the incidents of honour killing and the cases related to violence against women.
Punjab inspector general of police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera approved the new policy while presiding over a meeting held at the central police office yesterday.
Senior police officers including Sohail Khan, Arif Nawaz, Dr Arif Mushtaq, Lahore CCPO Amin Wains, and DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf were also present on this occasion besides others.
According to a police spokesperson, the recently reported killings of women in Lahore, Muzaffargarh, and Multan districts were also reviewed in detail during the meeting.
“It was decided in the meeting that strict action will be taken against the criminals found involved in violence against women.
The police will ensure quick action by immediately lodging the FIRs against the criminals.
The culprits will also be arrested immediately,” the spokesperson said.
Similarly, the speedy completion of investigation process will be implemented as per the SOP issued yesterday by the central police office.
The IGP also directed the field officers to personally look into these cases as the security and protection of the women community is our prime responsibility.
Meanwhile, the meeting decided to end all regional SP Traffic Police posts across the province.
The IGP expressed his satisfaction over the completion of Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) in all offices of the Punjab police.
On this occasion, he was told that all transfers and postings orders were being issued through this system.