Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Islamabad police to be on social media for close liaison with public

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police, Sunday, decided to use social media as communication tool for disseminating information to the public and getting recommendations from them to improve policing affairs.

The decision to this effect was made in a meeting of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Sikandar Hayat with the members of Central Coordination Committee including President Islamabad High Court Bar Counsel Haroon-ur-Rasheed, President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shaban Khalid, Social Activist Samar Minallah, Asad Ansari and Dr. Pervaiz Ahsan.

The participants agreed that social media has become an important tool for policing and it was decided to open new accounts of Islamabad police on social media. It was decided that Islamabad police would open its own Twitter account and Facebook page to be created to brief civil society about important incidents.

For better image of police in young generation, it was decided that schools’ children would be invited at police stations to give them soft image of Islamabad Capital Territory Police.

Police-people friendly atmosphere was focused in the meeting and it was decided to highlight important cases through involvement of civil society.

It was agreed to improve policing affairs especially ensuring friendly atmosphere for complainants and ensure end of typical `thana culture’ from police stations in Islamabad. Close liaison with media was stressed and it was agreed to ensure media cooperation in highlighting important issues.

The participants decided to take up traffic related issues in meeting of traffic committee and traffic education programs as well as other programs related to enforcement of traffic rules would be started.

It was decided to award good police officers and best committee on monthly basis for their encouragement.
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