Sindh Police Chief asserts to bring change in the Thana Culture

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KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP -Sindh), A.D. Khowaja here on Friday asserted to bring about the needed change in the existent “Thana Culture” across the province.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Police Reporting Center, first of its kind in the Karachi’s central district, he said there was dire need to change the ambience and working at police stations with concerted efforts to make these “public friendly.”

The ceremony held at Police Station Imroze, Gulberg, was also attended by Additional I.G.P. Karachi, Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar and other senior officers of the department.

He said Reporting Centers were in process of being setup in police stations across the metropolis.

“These are basically meant to facilitate citizens and also to address the trust deficit between police and the general public,” said the Sindh police chief.

He sounded confident that measures adopted by the police department will ensure marked improvement in the performance of the cops leading to public support, crucial to counter criminals of all hue and shade.

The Reporting Centers will provide all relevant facilities to the citizens individuals under Single Widow Option, said I.G – Sindh.

Facilities to be provided at the Reporting Center were said to include registration of FIRs; Issuance of Police Verification.

Character Certificate; Registration of Domestic Servants; mediation of minor of conflicts / disputes and so-forth.

“I am personally keen to see the Police actually serve the masses in accordance to its motto and for the purpose want them to be trained on modern lines and also equipped with updated capacities,” said A.D.Khowaja.

This, he said was extremely crucial to combat criminals.

The Sindh police chief reiterated that both cops and people have to be brought to a single platform adding that it was possible only through mutual confidence and respect.

He said provincial department was also keen to adequately invest in the capacity building as well as welfare of the cops associated with the police department.—APP