Malik inaugurates community policing in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik Wednesday said community policing is a good concept that will effectively help meet law and order challenges faced by the country.
Speaking at a ceremony held here to inaugurate the community policing system in Islamabad, Malik said community policing was a system whereby the police and people cooperated with each other in controlling crimes and through joint efforts helped improve the security situation.
He said this was a good initiative that members of civil society, especially youth, were being engaged in so that they could play a proactive role in assisting law enforcers in challenging times. Malik also cited the examples of different countries that had successfully improved their law and order situation by adopting measures like community policing.
Enumerating the other measures being adopted to improve security in the federal capital, the minister said he had directed IGP, Islamabad, to induct 50 persons for Community Intelligence Services. He said as per directives of the president and prime minister, 32,000 persons would be imparted training for civil defence so that they could help the people in times of emergency.
Moreover, Malik also announced the restoration of the community based Chokidari System, adding that it would be implemented in other parts of the country. He said besides other challenges, Pakistan was facing security and power shortages. However, Malik assured that he planned to take action against power thieves and would help save 25 percent power for the national grid.
Source: The News