PESHAWAR: On the directives of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Khan Durrani, the officers visited the mosques in their respective areas during Friday prayers for inviting the citizens to avail services of Dispute Resolution Councils (DRCs).
The officers included SP City, SDPOs of City Division and SHOs of City Division.
The exercise was carried out as a part of mass contact campaign launched by the KP Police to apprise the public about the utility and efficacy of DRCs.
Driven by their mission statement,”Facilitation of Common Citizens in prompt resolution of their trivial disputes without getting into expensive and frustratingly long litigations”, the Dispute Resolution
Councils are serving the populace in a commendable manner across the province.
The process has successfully been spread at all district headquarters.
Comprising of mature, apolitical, non-controversial and well reputed members, the Dispute Resolution Councils have been mandated with task of amicable resolution of disputes by conducting fact finding enquiries and acting as jury in the conduct of controversial/contested investigations.
The officers informed the nimazi’s about the nature, functions and performance of the Councils since their inception.
The officers told the participants that the Dispute Resolution Councils,based on the concept of Restorative Justice System and similar to spirit of traditional jirgas are a perfect forum for them where they can get their issues resolved without any expenditure.
The participants were urged to inform their friends and relatives about the councils and to support the efforts of the Police to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the province.
According to spokesperson for KP Police, the IGP has directed all RPOs and DPOs to conduct the exercise in their respective areas and invite the citizens to avail the services of Dispute Resolution Councils so the citizenry can get their disputes resolved without being subjected to exploitation and unnecessary delays.