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Law enforcers to be sensitized about rights of children

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP):Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi Tuesday said that strict action would be taken against those putting the future of  next generation at risk and law enforcers would be sensitized about the rights of the children. 

He stated this while addressing the launching ceremony of child rights training program organized for policemen by National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in collaboration with Islamabad Capital Territory Police. 

Primarily the main focus of the training is to enhance capacity building of Islamabad Police while dealing child rights at police stations in the Capital.

The training program is also aimed to create awareness and sensitize the police department for respect and protection of children rights. 

The State Minister said that force of youth would have to be set up in educational institutions for success in fifth generation warfare. 

He particularly focused on empowering the youth in order to bring them on the fore front to counter social evils.

"Some elements are trying to destroy our generation through involving them in use of narcotics but such mafia will have to face strict action," he added. 

He appealed the parents of the children not to give them such devices which are harmful to them and to check their activities on daily basis.

The minister said that a huge number of students are becoming drug addicts but we would fight against drug mafia to secure the future of our generation.

He ordered IGP to launch crackdown in educational institutions from where reports of drug use by students are received and take strict action against drug mafia.

Hinting towards land mafia in the city, he said that 6-7 persons have created an atmosphere of fear among the innocent citizens but strict action is underway against them.

Such people would be made a symbol and not to be spared, he added.

He was of the view that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has concurred to the demand of IGP Islamabad in making this Police as a role model for the whole country.

He further maintained that the government is fully backing the drive of the IGP Islamabad against drug mafia, land mafia, criminals and liquor mafia as a whole.

He said that the writ of the State would be established with iron hand by eliminating all these criminals once and for all and supremacy of law shall prevail throughout the country on equal basis.

He further maintained that vulnerable groups like children shall be equally respected and bonded labor will not be tolerated in our society.

He elaborated that the ongoing campaign against drug barons, land grabbing mafia and hardcore criminals shall continue till meeting its logical end.

He appreciated Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr.Shireen M. Mazari in particular and the NCHR in general.

He emphasized that there will be zero tolerance to the black sheep involved in mal-practices in all segments of societies.

IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan had assured the minister for Interior that ICT Police shall go all out in materializing the vision of the current government.

The IGP Islamabad also touched upon the role of police in respecting human rights and called upon all officials to deal all human beings with sheer respect, dignity and honor.

After the implementation on the vision of respect for others by police, trust of the people will be restored and people in return would love Islamabad Police. 

Indeed police is paid on people's taxes hence duty bound to maintain and perform this sacred profession. 

In the end, the chairman NCHR Ali Nawaz Chohan expressed highest gratitude and reposed confidence on the leadership of IGP Islamabad. 

He said that ICT Police under the current IGP shall flourish in a manner, where on human rights shall be respected and criminals shall be on the run. He was of the view that the exemplary measures under taken by ICT Police shall become a regular feature. 

About torture on cameraman in the premises of Parliament House, the State Minister for Interior said that action would be taken against those involved in this act as per law. He directed IGP Islamabad to ensure arrest of the persons wanted in it and submit report with him on immediate basis. 

Irrespective of the status of the people, he said that the incumbent government would ensure implementation of law without any discrimination.

Believe in policy of do respect, have respect; Afridi advises cops

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi  Friday emphasized that the government believed in practical steps and would provide maximum facilities to make Islamabad police an exemplary one.

All possible resources and state of the art equipment would be provided to police, besides, training on scientific lines to maintain law and order, he said this while addressing a rank wearing ceremony here at Islamabad Police Lines to 183 police personnel who got promotion. 

The Minister congratulated the officers and said, "Today is a big day for you and your families but do not forget promotion means more responsibilities."

Shehryar Afridi said,"You will be given peace of mind through promotions and other facilities. I understand unless your issues are not resolved you would not be able to perform up to the mark."

He said, "The government would give think about you, give you due respect and address your genuine issues. In this way we can make you a model police." 

The Minister advised, "Believe in policy of do respect and have respect and be polite with citizens." 

The Minister said Pakistan is a peace loving sovereign country and would never accept any dictation keeping in view our national interest and added in new Pakistan decision would be taken keeping in mind benefits and thinking of Pakistanis. 

Shehryar asked the cops, "Try to remove refrain which is prevailing among the people and respect every citizen especially women and elderly people."

He lauded security forces of the country for rendering matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism and also paid homage to martyrs. 

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a special package for betterment of Islamabad police. 

Speaking on the occasion, Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Amir Zulfiqar said 183 officer and jawans have been promoted for next rank. 

Congratulating them, he said job of police is very hard and those who got promotion have spent almost 20 to 30 years in service.

He advised them to fulfill their duties in a responsible manner and make all efforts to curb crimes in Federal Capital.


Delegation headed by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called on Minister of State

A delegation headed by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called on Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi here on Monday. Matters pertaining to mutual interests and bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey came under discussion.

Minister said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy relations pivoted on historical, spiritual and religious grounds. He said the relations between Turkey and Pakistan will be further cemented to the extent that it will become exemplary for the whole international community.

He said every Pakistani loves Turkey and its people from the core of their hearts. He said Turkey and Pakistan have been at the forefront in fighting the common enemy – terrorism – and both countries have been affected due to the same. He said like Turkey, seventy thousand Pakistanis have laid down their lives due to the scourge of terrorism while the country also bore financial losses amounting to billions of dollars in fighting terrorism.

Minister of State said that Pakistani Armed forces have been valiantly fighting this war and they have defeated terrorists and cleaned each and every inch of Pakistani territory from terrorists. Minister of State for Interior also commended the support rendered by Turkey on FATF issue.

Both countries agreed to expand cooperation in choking down terror financing and money laundering. Shehryar Khan Afridi told the Turkish minister that Pakistan has taken concrete in this regard and this campaign has been very successful. Both the leaders expressed their resolve to taking joint steps in countering money laundering.  Turkish Interior Minister lauded the role of Pakistan against the war on terror and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistani army and its people. Suleyman Soylu offered to facilitate training of Pakistani police, CTD etc to help train on modern techniques and skills.

Afridi stresses promoting love, brotherhood, tolerance in society

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi Tuesday stressed the need to promote love, brotherhood, tolerance and fraternity as envisioned by the holy Prophet (PBUH).

Addressing annual prize distribution ceremony of a private school, he said we should pledge to respect the all irrespective of their status or position.

He vowed transforming the country into a modern Islamic country by adopting golden principles of Islam.

He said Pakistan never hesitated in extending help to brother Islamic countries.

He lamented that over 20.50 million children were still out of schools.

By overcoming ethnic and religious difference, we can compete the world.

Unity will have to be developed to ensure prosperous Pakistan.

Responding to a question, he said the anti-encroachment operation was continuing against those who occupied state land and operation is not against the persons having build house or shops on purchased land.

Details of regularization of Prime Minister's home in Bani Gala could be sought from Supreme Court of Pakistan.



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