KARACHI: IG Police Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has distributed appointment letters among 31 eligible legal heirs of martyred policemen.
The appointment letters were given at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters, Garden here to mark completion of one year of the ongoing targeted action against terrorists and criminals in the metropolis, and to pay tributes to the martyred police personnel, said a handout issued here on Sunday.
Police Darbar was also held where arrangements were made for a grand meal. Besides, a large number of police officers and officials,family members of martyred policemen attended the ceremony.
The IGP was told that 24 legal heirs of the martyred policemen have already been handed appointment letters, while 38 more appointment letters will be distributed this week. He was further informed that necessary departmental process will also be completed for giving jobs to remaining heirs of the martyred policemen.
Addressing the ceremony, the IGP announced that now onwards two eligible legal heirs of each martyred policeman will be provided employment in the police department.
He said that the process of plots’ allotment has been completed for the family members of all the police personnel who had been martyred from 1992 to to-date, adding that town planning and other civic works are smoothly underway on the allotted land.
Ghulam Haider Jamali said that the Sindh Chief Minister had been requested for the allotment of more land for the heirs of martyred policemen, as allotment on 300 acres provided earlier, had been completed. He said the Chief Minister has issued directives to the departments concerned in this regard.
The IGP directed police officers to complete departmental process at the earliest for giving compensation to the family members of martyred police officials. He also called for steps to ensure education and health facilities for them.
He informed that the Sindh government has been sent recommendations for bringing the salaries of Sindh’s police personnel up to the level of the Punjab police, and positive development in this regard is expected soon.
Ghulam Haider Jamali stressed that protection to the life and property of the public is among the basic responsibilities of the police,and it will only be possible when police personnel will ensure their own safety. He called for upgrading and implementing standard operating procedures in this regard.
He further said that documentation formalities should be promptly completed for providing small weapons to the police officers and jawans working in the field, besides provision of bullet proof jackets and bullet proof helmets should also be ensured.
Ghulam Haider Jamali also called for resolving the problems of law abiding citizens on a priority basis through community policing.
In his speech, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo also paid tributes to martyred police personnel.
On behalf of the Sindh police, he presented salute to the Armed Forces and the martyred police personnel and expressed solidarity with the heirs of policemen.